Southwest Louisiana Has a Strong Outlook on the Horizon for 2012


Lake Charles has alot on the horizon we can be proud of and 2012  is sure to be a year of positive impact in Southwest Louisiana.

Lake Charles has been recognized as a leader in the Southwest Louisiana region in our market size for total number of project growth.

The Chamber SWLA does alot to promote Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana.  The Chamber SWLA  is part of the Economic Development Alliance.  Did you know that  The Chamber SWLA was named Louisiana’s Chamber of the Year!  The SWLA Chamber was also awarded Five Star Certification by the U.S. Chamber.  This designation is the highest level of performance awards.  Of almost 7,000 chambers in the nation, only 75 have earned this designation.  That puts the Chamber SWLA in the top 1 percent of chambers in the country! 

A recent Louisiana Economic Outlook report projects 2,500 new jobs for 2012 and another 2,700 jobs in 2013.  That is an increase of 5.6 percent over the next two years!

Our region here in Southwest Louisiana continues to experience economic growth. The Lake Charles American Press recently published an article about Southwest Louisiana leading the state in economic development!

Sasol announced a new project earlier this Fall.  The new Sasol facility will employ 850 people when it is complete in 2014 and employ many construction workers in the next two years.  Other projects include:

  • Mojito Pointe
  • Port of Lake Charles Expansion

Lake Charles has a positive outlook heading into the New Year and economic development is good news!  Along with economic growth we also experience real estate growth.  Lake Charles is a wonderful community residents are proud to call home!

If you are planning a move to or from the Lake Charles, LA area, I can help!  I have successfully assisted buyers and sellers, buy and sell Lake Charles homes.  For more information on Lake Charles Real Estate,, you can search homes for sale in Lake Charles, Louisiana, get information on Lake Charles Subdivisions and Neighborhoods, and more.  You can also keep up with Lake Charles real estate, news, tips and highlights by Following  me on Facebook!

 If you’re thinking of buying or selling  in Southwest Louisiana  or the Lake Charles area  in 2012 I  would  appreciate the opportunity to help you and look forward to your call!


Marilyn Boudreaux is a Full Time Licensed REALTOR in the State of Louisiana affiliated with Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.’s.

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Marilyn Boudreaux, REALTOR® 337-499-9592

Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.’s

4410 Nelson Road

Lake Charles, LA USA 70605

337 478-1578

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