The Enterprise Zone Program provides an income tax credit to businesses locating in a zone by offering a $2,500 tax credit per new employee hired (with a minimum of five). All of the newly hired employees must be Louisiana residents, and 35% of these must be:

  1. Residing in Calcasieu Parish;
  2. Receiving some form of public assistance prior to employment; and 
  3. Considered unemployable by traditional standards (physically challenged) or lacking basic learning skills.

A sales tax rebate is also provided on the building materials purchased for building or expanding a business. Any type of business can qualify, except those in residential development. Contact the Mayor's Office at 337-527-4500 for additional information.