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President and Chief Executive Off...

Phone: (337) ***-****  
Email: g***@***.org
Local Address:  Lake Charles , Louisiana , United States
Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance

Employment History

  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    SWLA Chamber-Economic Alliance
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    Southwest Louisiana Partnership for Economic Development
  • Executive Director
    Southwest Louisiana Partnership for Economic Development
  • President
    Chamber Southwest
  • Chairman
    Chamber Southwest

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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George Swift, president and ..., 4 Nov 2015 [cached]
George Swift, president and CEO of the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, said the report reaffirms the business-friendly climate within the state.
"It just helps us retain businesses and attract new ones to the state when you send that message out around the world," he said.
Swift credited the aggressiveness of Gov.
"It has been a concerted effort that has paid off for the state," Swift said.
Southwest Louisiana Executive Board of the Chamber SWLA - Village Profile, 23 Sept 2014 [cached]
George Swift President/CEO The Chamber SWLA
"Reforming Louisiana's higher education ..., 26 Feb 2010 [cached]
"Reforming Louisiana's higher education system is extremely important to the business community as we develop a 21 st century economy," said George Swift, president and CEO of the Alliance and Chamber SWLA.
LIDEA - Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association, 21 Aug 2008 [cached]
George Swift
Director (2007 - 2008)
(337) 433-3632
The Rita Renaissance, 29 Nov 2010 [cached]
"We took an unfortunate situation and we planned for our future," said George Swift, the president and CEO of the Southwest Louisiana (SWLA) Partnership for Economic Development, and one of Roach's key partners in the economic renaissance under way in the region.
"I hate to say it takes a crisis to motivate people, but unfortunately it does," Swift added.
Reflecting on all of these steps forward in his Lake Charles office, Swift explained, "Rita brought us together as a region like never before."
In sharing his obvious civic pride for the work that the region had done and continue to do, Swift recounted a phone call he received during the summer of 2010 from a New York Times reporter. Calling to inquire about the news of the only newly chartered bank in the United States in 2010, Lakeside Bank, the reporter challenged Swift on the economic growth that had been occurring in the region. With a regional unemployment rate of 7.2 percent - far below the national average - and continued job creation going on at local employers like Aeroframe Services, Northrop Grumman, Shaw, and others, the reporter expressed surprise, if not disbelief, at the good fortunes that had taken root in the area.
"Maybe it's a stereotype of backwater Louisiana - but we're growing and building opportunities here like never before," Swift said.
Swift estimated that if the moratorium proceeds to the end of 2010, nearly 20,000 jobs could be lost. He noted that by the end of summer in 2010, at least three oil rigs had closed and the sponsoring oil companies had moved their operations elsewhere, thereby taking jobs and other economic growth opportunities with them. "We're all suffering for that decision [the moratorium]," Swift said.
In describing his frustration with the Obama administration's decision on this issue, Swift offered, "When you have a plane crash, you don't shut down the whole industry.
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