Become an expert on north Louisiana opportunities


The First Ever Upstate Rising Conference gives you the chance to become an expert on North Louisiana opportunities. Upstate Rising: The North Louisiana Public-Private Partnership, Real Estate Development, and Land Use Planning Law Conference is set for Friday, Aug. 25 from 8:30 am – 4:45 pm at the Bossier Parish Community College; Building I (Gymnasium).

Natchitoches Planning and Zoning Director Juanita Fowler is a Committee Member for the conference.

Upstate Rising will focus on strategies for driving community growth and progress through real estate development (residential and commercial), including marketing to millennials; public/private partnerships (a first for a conference focus in this region); lessons to learn from three successful communities building on technology and tradition for their futures; state and regional economic development and workforce initiatives; and best practices for planning ahead, including removing community nuisances as barriers to growth.

Upstate Rising is designed to attract a cross-section of business and industry professionals including; realtors, architects, engineers, attorneys, real estate developers, public officials, municipal planners, and financial institutions. Register before Aug. 1 to receive early bird pricing.

To register for the Conference go online to