Now Hiring: Executive Director

The North Webster Parish Industrial District (NWPID) seeks a proven economic development professional to lead its economic development efforts. The NWPID operates an industrial park with two main campuses and owns and leases four industrial buildings in the park, has its own water and sewerage treatment system, and has one of the newest certified sites in the state of Louisiana. The NWPID is currently in the initial phase of expanding a Canadian company’s operation into the District’s newly completed 50,000 square foot industrial building. The service area encompasses the northern part of Webster Parish including the municipalities of Cotton Valley, Cullen, Sarepta, Shongaloo, and Springhill. The District is self-funded by 5.14 mill tax renewable every ten years.  The NWPID is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors appointed by the governing bodies in the North Webster District.

Under the general direction of the NWPID Board of Directors, the Executive Director plans, organizes, and implements economic development activities including industry recruitment, retention and expansion; grant writing/administration for infrastructure development; overall management of the industrial park; and supervising the NWPID Administrative Assistant and Water Superintendent. The Executive Director is responsible for preparing and overseeing NWPID financial records in compliance with state regulatory requirements. The Executive Director works closely with local, regional, and state economic development partners, and applicable utility and government officials.

OUR PARTNERS

EXISTING INDUSTRIES

Calumet

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. is a leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products. Calumet is located within the area that makes up North Webster Parish.

International Paper

Container Division – IP Corrugated Packaging link people to products and companies to communities by creating the packaging that brings fresh fruit to faraway places, protects priceless objects, and showcases new technologies and safeguards goods that enhance the lives of consumers around the globe.

OUR MISSION

The North Webster Parish Industrial District is a governmental component of the State of Louisiana created by Legislative Act 422 Section 551.5 on July 10, 1978. The District’s purpose is to promote employment opportunities and economic development through recruiting new businesses, supporting job retention and serving the needs of existing businesses and industries. NWPID provides local incentives, is the Local Economic Development agency serving as a liaison with state and federal agencies, and provides resources to existing and potential business operations. Through regional and state economic development partnerships, NWPID provides support for workforce development, business financing, site location and other applicable services. NWPID also maintains the North Webster Parish Industrial Park and its industrial infrastructure.

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