When you think about things that would make our area better, what is on your list?

Should the Shreveport Bossier area have a zoo, an amusement park, more bike lanes, better parks or even high tech centers or more retirement communities?

Local leaders want to hear your thoughts.

The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau (SBCTB), together with the City of Shreveport, the Bossier City, the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, the Bossier Chamber of Commerce, the Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce, and other local community organizations are teaming up to develop a Destination Master Plan and Community Brand.


But they want input from the public during three town hall events coming up next week.

This master plan is expected to be used over the next 10 years to increase overall visitor spending and attract more investment and talent from outside the community. The purpose of this project is to provide a wider variety of jobs, increase the local tax base, help fund community attractions and services, support special events, attract corporate investment and relocation, attract students, enhance civic pride, and improve our overall quality of life.

 Stacy Brown with the SBCTB says

We are exceptionally pleased at the collaboration of a wide range of organizations from both sides of the Red River. Now, we want to hear from the public about your dreams and needs for the future of Shreveport-Bossier. These town hall events and the resident sentiment survey will provide an opportunity for everyones voice to be heard.

Here's the List of Town Hall Meetings

Wednesday, September 7 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Southern University – 3050 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Shreveport

Thursday, September 8 6 – 7:30 p.m.

BPCC – Building H 6220 E. Texas Street, Bossier City

Friday, September 9 8 – 9:30 a.m.

Hilton Hotel Downtown Shreveport 

A steering committee has been appointed to provide guidance for this project.

Who Is On the Steering Committee?

Co-chairs are Brittney Dunn, Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce, and Lisa Johnson, Bossier Chamber of Commerce.

Doyle Adams, Elizabeth Baptist Church of Benton, Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission;

Tommy Boggs, Citizens National Bank Bossier City;

Mike Busada, Bond Finance & Economic Development Attorney;

Eric England, Port of Caddo-Bossier;

Butch Ford, Bossier Parish Police Jury;

Beau Hays, BeauxJax Crafthouse;

Tim Magner, Shreveport Chamber of Commerce;

Drew Mouton, City of Shreveport;

Amanda Nottingham, City of Bossier City;

Liz Swaine, Downtown Development Authority;

Bob Thames, Great Raft Brewing;

Henry Whitehorn, City of Shreveport;

Dr. Woody Wilson, Caddo Parish Commission.

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