DISTRICT 6

Kisatchie-Delta Regional Planning & Development District

Parishes: Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon, Winn

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Connect to Resources. Develop your Business.

Grow your Community.

Kisatchie-Delta Regional Planning & Development District is a public commission – Louisiana Region 6 State Planning District. We are ‘owned’ by our member governing jurisdictions, municipal, and parish governments. KDPDD also operates as a 501(c)4 non-profit.

Local governments covering eight central Louisiana parishes created Kisatchie-Delta Regional Planning & Development District as their regional economic planning organization in 1967, supported by gubernatorial executive order and legislative act of the State and chartered federally through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration as an Economic Development District (EDD), later acknowledged by the Delta Regional Authority as a Local Development District (LDD).

We endeavor to align our agency’s ongoing regional planning, professional capacity, and operational management to sustain and grow the region’s capacity for competitiveness by aligning development and resilience strategies that provide supports for connecting communities and their businesses with opportunity.

If we are to sustain and build our capacity as a region, then exploring data, building on our assets, and growing an understanding “where we are” is crucial to developing effective and viable strategies.

 

Community-Based Regional Economic Development

Regional Planning and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)
Project Development Application, Packaging, Advocacy, Project Management, and Administration
Technical Support on Issues of Local Governance and Public Sector Development
Special Projects and Collaborative Partnerships
Scenic Byways and Corridor Management
GIS Mapping

Business Services and Entrepreneurship Development

Government Contracting Assistance and Business Certifications
Financial Capacity Technical Assistance
Guidance on Registration at sam.gov and with DUNS/+4
Technical Assistance on Louisiana’s Business Incentives
Business Development Training (GO-BIZ)
​Enriching the Provider and Leadership Network for Ripening the Business Climate (GROW-BIZ)

District Projects:

Delivering Community-based Economic (and Industrial) Development for NEW INFRASTRUCTURE

Now more than ever, community competitiveness includes infrastructure for technology…meaning broadband, not just road, water, and sewer.

This green lot at the City of Vidalia, just blocks from the Mississippi River, is in transition to become the future Vidalia Technology Center, with construction ongoing throughout 2016.

Using Economic Development Administration investment, Vidalia is preparing a new state of the art facility that will house the hub technology, anchor city-wide broadband infrastructure, and launch facilities for capacity building entrepreneurship with a shared-space incubation facility.

Assistance by Kisatchie-Delta included project conceptualization, grant request packaging, advocacy, program planning and development of operations “business” plan, incubator consulting and research, and assistance for construction project administration.

Building Small Business Capacity: COLLABORATION for BROADBAND ADOPTION

With rare exception, to truly build a small business’ market, online presence is required. In rural parishes, often the delay in benefitting from this ‘new technology infrastructure to support high-speed access has also been a challenge to our entrepreneurs.

Kisatchie-Delta and North Delta Regional Planning & Development Districts collaborated to secure NTIA funding through Louisiana’s Division of Administration in order to advance the online presence of Grant and Morehouse Parishes’ small businesses, business and trade organizations, and public sector entities (local government).

For Grant Parish, a project summary and ‘gallery’ (found at http://connectgrantparish.wix.com/connectgrantparish#!e-network-gallery/canh) was created in September 2014 to quickly link to many of the participants’ pages. In addition to helping individual businesses and organizations, this has increased the search engine results to connect with actual entities locate in Grant Parishes — improving the online presence for Grant Parish as a whole…and it also resulted in Kisatchie-Delta constructing step-by-step instructions available to any business or organization within the region’s membership/constituency on how to build a FaceBook profile and page or a website (using wix.com as the webbuilder) for its own small business.

Kisatchie-Delta RPDD’s roles in this project included: grant writer, instructor, marketing agent, designer/photographer, white paper-writer, consultant, and web designer. Several of the small business participants have since shared their stories of how travelers found their business…and they found new sales.

Kisatchie-Delta Regional Planning & Development District – DISTRICT 6

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Address

1239 Jackson St
​Alexandria, LA 71303

Phone Number

(318) 487 – 5454

Email Address

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Visit District Six’s website to learn and access more resources within the Kisatchie-Delta Regional Planning & Development District