Hello, Shreveport. In the news this week, Shreveport Regional Airport announced three new restaurants coming to Shreveport, and Louisiana Gov. made an appearance in Plain Dealing for the groundbreaking of a $110.5 million sawmill facility. For more business in the Shreveport-Bossier area, check out Business in the 318.
What three restaurants are coming to the airport?
The Shreveport Regional Airport not only celebrated 70 years of service Wednesday but also made an exciting announcement for passengers and citizens of Shreveport: Three national restaurant brands are coming to the airport.
The three new restaurants are the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Uno Pizzeria & Grill and La Madeleine French Café. They are expected to open later this year.
Customers have been requesting national brands prior to the pandemic and these three new restaurants are just another step in improving the customer experience.
To learn more about these new restaurants, click here.
Oil and gas industry manufacturer opens a facility in Shreveport
Houston based GD Energy Products (GDEP), has opened a new aftermarket facility in Shreveport.
This new 9,000 square foot facility will help increase customer service and support capabilities in the Louisiana and East Texas region.
Shreveport is one location they are adding in hopes of providing more serves to customers operating in the Haynesville Shale.
Check out a local non-profit that helps domestic violence and sexual assault victims
For over 10 years a Louisiana-based non-profit has been serving domestic violence and sexual assault victims of Northwest Louisiana.
Project Celebration Inc. is a small team non-profit that provides direct services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and children experiencing violence in Northwest Louisiana.
Their reach covers parishes such as Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine and Webster.
The work at PCI is only accomplished through dedication and heart of the women who work there.
To learn more about the women behind PCI, click here.
Meta teams up with Bossier Chamber for anew Disaster Resilience
Bossier Chamber of Commerce hosted an event Friday afternoon that highlighted a new partnership being touted as a game-changer for emergency responders, government officials, non-profits and small business owners.
Members from all over Northwest Louisiana met with the Meta Disaster Resilience team. Meta is the parent company for Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
The Friday meeting kicked off the new partnership which is committed to providing training and resources for Northwest Louisiana in the field of crisis response and how to best leverage social media during Hurricane Season.
What four new businesses are coming to South Shreveport?
South Shreveport will be receiving some exciting new business this year.
Provenance Community took to Facebook to announce four new businesses that will open in this Fall.
The construction is part of Windrush Village Phase 2.
Click here to find out the four new businesses.
New $110.5 million sawmill facility coming to Plain Dealing
The Teal-Jones Group broke ground with Gov. John Bel Edwards, Pearson, Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation and a host of regional and local collaborators on July 11.
Teal-Jones is the largest privately owned timber harvesting and primary lumber product manufacturing company in British Columbia.
Over 70 years Teal-Jones has expanded into the United States acquiring Southern Yellow Pine sawmills in Oklahoma, Virginia, Mississippi and now Plain Dealing, Louisiana.
The 235-acre sawmill facility is underway and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2023.
Shreveport colleges react to a string of bomb threats against schools in Louisiana
Louisiana experienced a rash of bomb threats made to college campuses across the state. Two local campuses were among those forced to evacuate the building.
Bossier Parish Community College and Remington College were the two effected.
Local colleges spoke in reaction, click here to see what they said.
Be on the lookout for Thursday and Sunday for Life in the 318 and The 318 to catch up on all the best stories you might have missed.
Makenzie Boucher is a reporter with the Shreveport Times. Contact her at email@example.com.