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.
Ruston is a small city and the parish seat of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. It’s the largest city in the Eastern Ark-La-Tex region. The population of Ruston is 21,987, as of 2020, with 47,188 in Lincoln Parish. Ruston is near the eastern border of the Ark-La-Tex region and is the home of Louisiana Tech University, with Grambling State University in the parish. The city/parish economy is based in the universities, timber, technology, especially cybersecurity development, fulfillment facilities, as well as glass and metal manufacturing. It’s a testing bed for smart solutions, data security, and more, thanks to city-wide fiber optic cable, among the ten lowest electricity costs in the nation, and two universities producing some of the most skilled tech workers in the world.
About Global Site Location Industries, GSLI
Global Site Location Industries, LLC (GSLI),is a site location firm founded in 1994. Global Site Location Industries is a multi-facet advisory firm facilitating economic growth through advisory for both corporate site location projects and economic development professionals. GSLI has helped over 1,200 companies identify economic development professionals that could assist them with their site location decisions. GSLI plays a leading role in presenting streamlined, refined, practical, and effective solutions for a variety of site selection expansion projects and economic development lead generation needs – all contributing to job creation, greater payrolls and more investment in communities. GSLI works with over 75 Elite Cities nationwide.