Hi, Shreveport. In this week’s news, Shreveport Regional Airport announced the arrival of three new restaurants in Shreveport, and the Louisiana governor appeared in Plain Dealing for the inauguration of a 110 sawmill facility. $ 5 million. For more business in the Shreveport-Bossier area, see Business in the 318.
Which three restaurants will come to the airport?
Shreveport Regional Airport not only celebrated 70 years of service on Wednesday, but also made an exciting announcement for Shreveport passengers and citizens: three national restaurant brands are arriving at the airport.
The three new restaurants are Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Uno Pizzeria & Grill and La Madeleine French Café. They are scheduled to open later this year.
Customers have been ordering national brands before the pandemic and these three new restaurants are just one more step to enhance the customer experience.
For more information on these new restaurants, click here.
The oil and gas industry maker opens a facility in Shreveport
Houston-based GD Energy Products (GDEP) has opened a new after-sales 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 a location they add in hopes of providing more services to customers operating in Haynesville Shale.
Take a look at a local non-profit organization that helps victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
For more than 10 years, a Louisiana-based nonprofit has been at the service of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in northwest Louisiana.
Project Celebration Inc. is a small nonprofit team that provides direct services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and children who suffer violence in northwest Louisiana.
Its scope includes parishes such as Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine and Webster.
Work at PCI is only achieved with the dedication and heart of the women who work there.
For more information on the women behind PCI, click here.
Meta partners with Bossier Chamber for new disaster resilience
The Bossier Chamber of Commerce hosted an event on Friday afternoon that highlighted a new partnership being promoted as a game changer for emergency officers, government officials, nonprofits and small business owners.
Members from across northwest Louisiana met with the Meta Disaster Resilience team. Meta is the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
Friday’s meeting kicked off the new partnership that is committed to providing training and resources in northwest Louisiana in the area of crisis response and how to make better use of social media during hurricane season.
What four new companies are coming to South Shreveport?
South Shreveport will receive some exciting new business this year.
Provenance Community took to Facebook to announce four new businesses that will open this fall.
Construction is part of Phase 2 of Windrush Village.
Click here to get to know the four new businesses.
New $ 110.5 million sawmill facility coming to Plain Dealing
The Teal-Jones group began with Governor John Bel Edwards, Pearson, the Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation and a number of regional and local collaborators on July 11th.
Teal-Jones is the largest privately owned timber harvesting and manufacturing of privately owned primary wood products in British Columbia.
For more than 70 years, Teal-Jones has expanded into the United States by acquiring Southern Yellow Pine sawmills in Oklahoma, Virginia, Mississippi and now Plain Dealing, Louisiana.
The installation of the 235-acre sawmill is underway and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2023.
Shreveport schools are reacting to a series of bomb threats against Louisiana schools
Louisiana experienced an eruption of bomb threats on college campuses across the state. Two local campuses were among those forced to evacuate the building.
Bossier Parish Community College and Remington College were both affected.
Local schools spoke in reaction, click here to see what they said.
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Makenzie Boucher is a journalist for the Shreveport Times. Contact her at email@example.com.