The Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana (BRF)is an independent, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization established in 1986. The Foundation was founded through a recommendation from the Mt. Auburn Study, an economic development report that identified new initiatives to diversify the Shreveport-Bossier economy.
The Bossier Chamber represents over 900 members and 60,000 employees. We’re here to help your business succeed and to help you get connected with other business and community leaders. Our greatest asset is you, the investor. Let us be your resource and help “Connect Business to Business.”
CERT, the Consortium for Education, Research, and Technology, serves as the intermediary- the convener and facilitator-that links the five Louisiana post-secondary systems with industry to support workforce development, technology transfer, and economic development in the 22-parish region in North Louisiana. CERT brings research and degree offerings of 11 universities and one non-profit under one umbrella.
The Committee of One Hundred is a nonpolitical, nonprofit membership group organized as an educational, civic and charitable organization whose members are the highest-ranking local executives of businesses and professional enterprises in Northwest Louisiana. The Committee works to mobilize the business community to improve Shreveport, Bossier City and the surrounding areas maintaining active interests in regional economic development, education and community relations.
North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) is a non-profit economic development marketing organization promoting fourteen parishes in North Louisiana as a desirable and profitable business location. The NLEP and its many partners work with both existing companies and prospective employers to encourage capital investment and job creation as a way to build a strong and thriving economy.
The Shreveport-Bossier African-American Chamber of Commerce is the leading advocate for black owned businesses in the Northwest Louisiana area. “Helping Businesses Do Business” The Chamber represents the interests of such businesses in public and private sector forums as well as offering management and technical assistance resources to improve the effectiveness of black-owned businesses in the region.