DISTRICT 5

Southwest Louisiana Regional Planning Commission

Parishes: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis

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The Southwest Louisiana Regional Planning Commission (RPC) is committed to the future of Southwest Louisiana. By focusing on the key aspects of sustainable growth in the region, we help maintain a healthy environment and streamline transportation, while driving economic development.

The Regional Planning Commission (RPC) serves as the designated Economic Development District (EDD) for Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis Parishes, as well as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for greater Lake Charles. Our primary goal is the continued growth and development of Southwest Louisiana.

District Projects:

Chennault international Airport in Lake Charles

The airport was created in 1986 by the Louisiana Legislative Act 19, Chapter 12-B, Chennault International Airport has several tenants:

  • Aeroframe Services (475 jobs)
  • Northrop Grumman(350 jobs)
  • Louisiana Millwork (75 jobs)
  • SOWELA Technical Community College

Aeroframe Services, provides air bus maintenance on aircraft; and hires avionic technicians, inspectors, estimators, engineers, and supervisors to oversee
MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) operations of each aircraft. Aeroframe is currently planning an expansion to hire an additional 200 workers. Many of
these workers would work and be trained in a new annex building that is to be built next to Hangar G (see photo). The new building is proposed to be financed
with funds from EDA with matching funds from the Chennault Airport, the City of Lake Charles, and Calcasieu Parish.

Imperial Calcasieu Regional Planning & Development District – DISTRICT 5

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Address

4310 Ryan Street, Suite #330
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Phone Number

(337) 433 – 1771

Fax

(337) 433 – 6077

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