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City of Ruston Economic Development

City of Ruston Economic Development provides businesses looking to start up, expand, or relocate with information and assistance concerning business infrastructure, funding options, incentives, programs, and regulatory processes.

About

Economic Development for the City of Ruston facilitates the startup, expansion, and relocation of businesses in Lincoln Parish. Information and assistance with business infrastructure, funding options, incentives, and programs are provided. Market research and site selection data is available. Help with navigating the licensing, permitting, and regulatory processes related to business startup and operation is offered. Ruston's Economic Development Administrator serves as an advocate for business owners and business operations by providing information, guidance, and support for business development in and around Lincoln Parish. Economic development services are free. Businesses wanting economic development assistance or information may email klumpkin@ruston.org. City offices are open from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday-Friday. Meetings at other times may be arranged by appointment.

Services

Accounting/Taxes

  • State Tax Credits (EZ, Jobs, Angel, Commercialization, & others)

Business Planning

  • Business Licenses and Permit Requirements
  • Data Gathering and Analysis
  • Finding Ideas for Business Ventures
  • Market Plan/ Strategy Development

Economic & Property Development

  • Infrastructure Information
  • Legislative Agendas/ Issues
  • Request for Proposal Assistance
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location/ Relocation Assistance
  • State Tax Credits (EZ, Jobs, Angel, Commercialization & others)
  • Transportation Info & Traffic Counts
  • Utility Services
  • Zoning

Entrepreneurial Organizations/ Networks

  • Geographically Based
  • Peer Networking/ Mentoring

Facilities- Office, Laboratory & Meeting Space

  • Event Facilities

Finance/Financial Management

  • Assistance in Finding Debt Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Equity Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Government Funding
  • State Tax Credits (EZ, Jobs, Angel, Commercialization & others)

Incentives & Assistance Programs

  • State Tax Credits (EZ, Jobs, Angel, Commercialization & others)

Infrastructure

  • Legislative Agendas/ Issues
  • Utility Services
  • Zoning

Marketing

  • Census Data
  • Domestic Market Research
  • Market Plan/ Strategy Development
  • Site Location/ Relocation Analysis

Student/ Youth Services

  • Mentoring
Primary ContactKristi Lumpkin
Addresss401 N. Trenton
Ruston, LA 71270
Phone(318) 251-8643
Fax(318) 251-8612