Bossier City – along with sister city and major trade center Shreveport – is the cultural and economic core of the 200-mile radius encapsulating Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas known as “Ark-La-Tex.” With residents known for their hustle and bustle, it should come as no surprise that the two cities have both a thriving business sector as well as some of northern Louisiana’s most renowned festivals, concerts and theaters.
With a rapidly growing population, and a median household income higher than the Louisiana state average, the people of Bossier enjoy a quality of life second-to-none. Located on the east bank of the Red River, where fishing and other outdoor recreation opportunities boom, more and more permanent residents and tourists are drawn to the city each year. With a variety of pastimes at each resident’s disposal providing abundant ways to stay entertained, Bossier City/Parish is a destination that appeals to all.
From the Louisiana Boardwalk, to Barksdale Air Force Base to the roaring nightlife complete with several riverboat casinos, boredom is a concept unheard of in Bossier. Bossier Parish is one of the fastest-growing of the Louisiana parishes and is ranked the No. 1 place to “Raise Your Child,” according to Business Week 2008, as well as No. 1 Best Place to Raise a Family in Louisiana and No. 19 Best Place to Raise a Family in the nation, according to Forbes 2009. Bossier-Shreveport is also one of the Top 10 “Best Mid-sized Cities for Jobs” according to Forbes.com in 2009.
In 2010, Bossier-Shreveport ranked No. 9 for military retirees according to USAA and Military.com, and in 2011, Bossier was named a Top 20 Military Community and Military Friendly Chamber by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association.
The largest municipality of four in Bossier Parish, and the “cleanest” community in Louisiana welcomes you and your family to settle in and enjoy Louisiana’s unique Southern-Cajun Hospitality!
Cyber Innovation Center
Bossier Parish Community College
Citizens National Bank