Ruston, Louisiana, August 2022 – Global Site Location Industries (GSLI), a leading site selection and economic development consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Ruston/Lincoln Parish, LA, have continued their GSLI partnership in the ELITES CITIES Program for another year to continue promoting their area to the over 100 active projects GSLI identifies and engages with throughout the year. Ruston also continued their investment into Lighthouse AI360 Program which educates over 2,500 key companies of the benefits of locating to this great parish in northern Louisiana. With two universities, a business-friendly local government, and the lowest electricity prices in the state, Ruston/Lincoln Parish are the ideal location for businesses to start or expand.
Smart has been working in economic development for over five years. “My first job in economic development was with the Town of Arcadia. I was the Community and Economic Development Director,” he said. “I love bringing a deal together and improving the community.”
Through the partnership, GSLI will help Ruston/Lincoln Parish attract new projects and jobs by building relationships with actively expanding companies planning operation facility expansions.
“GSLI has helped showcase our city and our lowest utility rates in the state to an abundance of companies. They have helped us attract more qualified projects.
I am looking forward to networking and building relationships that welcome opportunities.” says Smart.
GSLI’s Elite and Lighthouse ED360 marketing programs will help Ruston/Lincoln Parish increase their pipeline of qualified expansion projects and augment their business recruitment strategies through targeted email marketing outreach to industries of interest. GSLI will focus its efforts on targeted expansion projects and developing relationships with key decision-makers through aggressive outreach on Ruston/Lincoln Parish’s behalf.