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The Place to Live, Learn, Work, and Play...Town
Caddo Parish is vibrant, innovative, and growth oriented, building a dynamic future upon the foundation of its past. Located in the Northwest corner of Louisiana, Caddo Parish is a leading location for business and living

The Parish contains eleven municipalities: Belcher, Blanchard, Gilliam, Greenwood, Hosston, Ida, Mooringsport, Oil City, Rodessa, Shreveport and Vivian, each of which adds its own local color to the spectrum of delights that Caddo Parish has to offer. The largest metropolitan area within the Parish is the City of Shreveport, which serves as the Parish seat. Several of these communities are close to the soon-to-be completed Interstate 49 which will shorten the travel time to Shreveport or Texarkana making them even more inviting places to live.

Business Friendly
Caddo Parish is nationally recognized in the top ten for economic development by Site Selection magazine and additionally recognized by Forbes magazine and KPMG Competitive Alternatives as the most cost competitive in the nation and in North America, respectively. Caddo Parish offers both value and quality. Caddo Parish provides a quality workforce, a business-friendly environment and an infrastructure that helps businesses succeed nationally and globally.

Natural Resources
Oil WellCaddo Parish is blessed by many natural resources. Oil and gas have been produced since the early 1900s continues today. The Haynesville Shale is a large shale formation producing large quantities of natural gas and millionaires!

TruckCaddo Parish is connected globally by a multi-modal transportation system of ports, interstates, U.S. highways, rail, and air service. Dallas is three hours away by interstate; Little Rock, three and a half hours, Houston, four and a half hours and New Orleans is five and a half hours.

Colleges & Universities
Caddo Parish is home to Centanary College, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Southern University in CapShreveport, and the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center among others. Centenary College has earned many distinctions, including rankings among the best value schools by U.S. News & World Report and Barron's Best Buys in College Education.