As a scenic lakefront community, home to more than 75 annual excuses to celebrate, you probably already know Lake Charles as the festival capital of Louisiana. But these days, an incredible uptick in business development is helping put the region’s economy on the map. Known for leading in advanced manufacturing, energy production and aerospace technology, Southwest Louisiana’s emerging industries are resulting in high-paying jobs and an abundance of professional development opportunities. Striking a perfect balance of comfortable living and affordability, it’s a family-friendly community on an exciting trajectory.

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