The Port Works
The Port of Caddo-Bossier will soon be home to Benteler Steel/Tube’s first North American manufacturing facility. At a special event at the Port's Regional Commerce Center, La., Port Commission President Erica Bryant welcomed Benteler and announced that the company will bring an estimated 675 full time jobs, more than 1,000 construction jobs and countless indirect jobs when fully operational. Governor Jindal called the announcement “one of the most significant announcements we’ll make during our entire administration.” Benteler chose Northwestern Louisiana for its talented workforce, welcoming business climate and important geographic proximity to North America’s energy corridor. The mill will produce tubes utilized in the exploration of oil and gas. For more information about Benteler in Louisiana and to sign up for alerts regarding Benteler’s hiring process, please visit: www.bentelerjobsinlouisiana.com.
The Port of Caddo-Bossier is a “smart” industrial park that works exceptionally well for business relocation, business expansion and business startup. It is one of the most “accessible” inland ports because of its ideal location. It's also a multi-modal transportation and distribution center that links customers throughout the region to domestic and international markets. The Port of Caddo-Bossier encompasses more than 2,300 acres of prime industrial real estate with large tracts of greenfield sites immediately available for industrial development. As one of the fastest growing inland ports in the nation, The Port of Caddo-Bossier is known for its ease of doing business and for having some of the lowest utility rates in the country.
Located on the Red River Waterway just south of Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana, The Port has immediate access to barge, rail, motor freight and air transport providing a robust network of distribution. For example, United Parcel Service (UPS) estimates that next-day motor freight service from Caddo-Bossier is capable of reaching almost 30 million people in some of America's strongest consumer markets – making it a UPS top five market for next-day distribution.
Industry leaders from around the world are discovering the benefits of locating at The Port of Caddo-Bossier. In short, The Port works for industry and business because it has the infrastructure to become a true partner for success. Whether in terms of site selection, land development, building construction, logistics, transport, local and state incentives – The Port of Caddo-Bossier is ready to go to work for your company.