Crowley, Louisiana
Louisiana Community Network Community Development Toolkit
Use of these resources can empower Louisiana communities to prepare for investment, growth, sustainability, leadership and improved quality of life; making Louisiana a potent force for economic opportunity.

“LED will construct a personal plan just for your city or parish. You are doing yourself an injustice if you don’t get involved with LDRC.”
- Jennifer Vidrine, Mayor of Ville Platte

Basic understanding of the community development processes forms a strong foundation for creating and building a community. Training, Visioning and Strategic Planning, and Leadership Development must be done on a continuing basis as new talent engages in the community development process.

  • Introduction to Community Development
  • Community Assessment
  • Strategic Planning for Local Development
  • Building Leadership in The Community
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Communities need to develop their place and sell it to others to create wealth and improved economic opportunities. Creating a climate for businesses and citizens to thrive comes from taking good care of existing business, showing enterprising citizens how to start-up new businesses, and having the know-how to market and communicate with all target audiences.

  • Business Retention and Expansion
  • Creating a Community That Encourages Innovation, Entrepreneurship, & New Business Start-Ups
  • Developing Local Incentive Programs
  • Funding Community Development
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All communities say they are “great places to live, work, and play.” How can your community stand out from the crowd? Differentiation exists when a community really IS different and investors know this because of the community’s implementation. Emergency preparedness, lean service organizations such as local government, and know-how on funding and incentives can set your community apart and are just a few of the ideas that will differentiate your community from others in the global economy.

  • Marketing Your Community
  • Community Emergency Preparedness
  • Lean Communities
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