Louisiana Economic Development Strategic Economic Development Program

Mayor Robert N. Amacke, Jr. of Lake Providence is pleased to announce the town has been chosen by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development (LED) to participate in its Louisiana Development Ready Communities Program (LDRC) to develop a strategic economic development plan.  The goal of the LDRC is to assist the state’s communities in becoming more competitive, which will prepare them to successfully pursue and capture economic opportunities.


“We are excited about this opportunity to participate and create a strategic economic development plan that will assist our community in moving forward,” said Mayor Robert N. Amacker, Jr..


A steering committee has been formed by the mayor to spearhead the three-month process, which began in November and will commence in February 2017.   Citizens and businesses of Lake Providence will have an opportunity to express their ideas and opinions about the town’s strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to become a better place to live and work through an online survey and a town hall meeting within the next month.


“I would appreciate our citizens and businesses to answer the confidential survey, as we want to know what you think,” expressed Mayor Amacker.   A link for the survey can be found on the town’s website home page (www.lakeprovidencela.gov) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/lakeprovidencela/) or visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F3M3CQv.


The LED has engaged Lake Providence along with Bastrop, Delhi, Rayville and Tallulah in the LDRC program as an outcome of the Strong Economies Together (SET) initiative sponsored by the Southern Regional Development Council.  Locally known as SET FOREVER, the parishes of Morehouse, West Carroll, East Carroll, Madison, and Richland, developed a regional economic blueprint that builds upon current and emerging economic strengths of the region earlier this fall.   The SET initiative is supported by the USDA, EDA, FEMA, DRA, and other state and federal agencies.


If you would like to be a steering committee member, assist the committee, or have questions about the LDRC, please contact Lee Ann Clement, Town Clerk , by email at townclerk@lakeprovidence.us or phone at 318.559.2288.



The LDRC was established in 2009 and has 32 active communities.  For more information about the Louisiana Development Ready Communities Program visit the website at www.louisianacommunitynetwork.org.