On behalf of the more than 125,000 residents and over 900 chamber members, it is our pleasure to bring greetings to you and offer a few insights into what many of us know as the best place to work, live and play. Newcomers are drawn to Bossier Parish and the surrounding area, as many lifelong residents and military retirees choose Bossier Parish for the same reasons that our business community continues to grow. The combination of unique culture – combining the rich Louisiana heritage with big Texas lifestyle and God’s country of Arkansas, the area is known as the Ark-La-Tex. Since the early 1950s, Bossier Parish has been one of the fastest-growing parishes in the state of Louisiana. We are home to Barksdale Air Force Base – headquarters for the AF Global Strike Command, the “Mighty” Eighth Air Force and the 2nd and 307th Bomb Wings. BAFB adds strength and stability to the economy through its active duty and reserve personnel, their families and a large and growing retiree base. Bossier is an innovative, vibrant city/parish based on community partnerships and strong economic development leaders. Through our commitment to workforce develop-ment and education, we are leading the nation in new cyber initiatives.
Our beautiful, fun and exciting city is home to many of America’s best-loved stars of music, theater and the big screen. Come join us on the historic Red River and enjoy our fabulous entertainment, arts, fine and casual dining, hotels that range from elegant to cozy, terrific shopping, exciting festivals and of course, famed riverboat gambling. As the leadership of the Bossier Chamber, it is an honor to represent the business community of Bossier Parish as we work together to help our parish prosper.
David Specht Jr.
Chairman of the Board