Economic Development

The Central Chamber of Commerce formed the Central Area Business Association, CABA, in 2020. Through a collaborative effort with The City of Central, CABA serves as an economic development nonprofit organization, provides economic development consulting and endeavors to ignite Central’s economic growth to benefit the residents and businesses of Central. 

CABA strives to serve as a resource for all our communities’ business endeavors. CABA takes the lead in strategic planning, leadership development, conducting business interviews, collecting data, maintaining shop local initiatives and promoting our community and community events. To promote self-sustenance and wealth, CABA implements and improves business recruitment, business retention and expansion, entrepreneurial and start-up support, prioritizes education and workforce development and lobbies for public policy changes and community development. CABA works to assure that the City of Central maintains a pro-business environment and is a community where others come to share in our unique quality of life.

To learn more or be a part of CABA’s Economic Development Initiatives in Central contact Central Chamber President Ron Erickson.

Why Central Makes Sense for Business

The City of Central is an up-and-coming, family-friendly community located approximately ten miles northeast of Baton Rouge. With our proximity to the fast-growing communities of Zachary and Livingston Parish and our accessible roadways, Central has blossomed into a desirable area for business. 

Companies located within Central can take advantage of the competitive state and regional tax, workforce, and industry applicable business incentives, as well as developing local incentives to drive down operating costs. Existing businesses can take advantage of support for expansion, including assistance from our office of Economic Development as challenges arise. 

Developing a first-class workforce is a top priority for the Office of Economic Development. We strive to develop relationships with universities, colleges, training courses, and Central’s top-rated school system to offer high-quality education opportunities. Central offers a unique quality of life as a community dedicated to providing a family-friendly environment. With a highly ranked school system, an emphasis on peewee sports leagues, beautiful housing developments, quality healthcare services, and many local community events, Central is an attractive environment for businesses and residents of all ages and backgrounds. 

To get your Central Business started visit Discover Central

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