The Bossier Chamber of Commerce launched the website “Move to Bossier” to highlight innovation and the quality of life in Bossier Parish and Northwest Louisiana.
The site is designed to help companies recruit and relocate employees to the area. The site offers a comprehensive look at life in Bossier, featuring aspects from work to play, learning and living.
“Producing tools such as ‘Move to Bossier’ plays an important role in furthering the voice of Bossier Parish and attracting companies such as the recently announced CSC,” Lisa Johnson, Bossier Chamber president, said. “This project is an extension of the Chamber’s Alumni Initiative, which aims to connect highly-skilled out-of-area professionals with innovative careers in Bossier Parish.”
The Chamber partnered with the Cyber Innovation Center for the launch of this project, but intends the site to be an instrumental tool for its members who are looking to attain quality employees as well as workforce development.
Through the years, many residents have left the area in pursuit of better jobs. “Move to Bossier” serves to strengthen economic partnerships and develop community connections by linking past and future residents of the region to high paying, high tech jobs in Bossier City. Research from 2012 shows that for every high tech job created, there will be five additional jobs in the service economy over the long run. North Louisiana represents one of the fastest growing digital media hubs in the nation and is a magnet for cutting-edge companies as a result of competitive tax incentive packages and research facilities such as the Cyber Innovation Center.
The Bossier Chamber will present an overview of the website at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Chamber office, 710 Benton Rd. You can also log on to www.movetobossier.com to demo the site.