Airpark in Alexandria, La., Certified as CLECO SmartSite

28 Nov, 2012

England Airpark’s 34-acre heavy industrial site “E-1” located adjacent to Union Tank Car, has been designated as a Cleco SmartSite. It is the first site in Rapides Parish to receive the designation, which is a program certified by McCallum Sweeney Consulting. Cleco Corp. is an energy services company.

The business-ready designation develops CLECO’s communities by attracting business, creating jobs and supporting existing business development efforts. These development efforts reduce risks to business and industry and increases speed to market.

“With this property, we can now compete on a national level and attract the attention of businesses that may have overlooked us in the past,” says William Barron, chairman, England Authority Board. “We are excited about the opportunities this certification brings as we continue to work to create jobs in central Louisiana.”

“We are delighted by Cleco’s efforts to aggressively build site inventory with their new SmartSites program, as this program will closely align with our own efforts to expand the number of quality sites available in Louisiana,” says Stephen Moret, secretary, Louisiana Economic Development.

To learn more about the E-1 SmartSite, visit

Illustration by Naypong at Free Digital

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