Events are eligible for funding through the Grant Program. Events should have a history of, or significant potential for, attracting out-of-parish visitors, either as participants or spectators, thereby generating hotel or motel room overnight occupancy. Events resulting in the occupancy of 100 or more hotel/motel rooms in Alexandria and generating national or state wide exposure for Alexandria will receive priority consideration. Please click here to learn more.
and commercial sector revitalization initiatives; as well as a network of organizations dedicated
to helping small businesses and community initiatives!
The Mission of
“GAEDA is a visionary leader and catalyst to promote economic development creating a better quality of life for Alexandria’s citizens.”
How GAEDA was formed according to City Ordinance
GAEDA is a driving force in helping to spur economic growth for the citizens of Alexandria, LA.
We work with government and private partners, as well as other stakeholders to develop projects and implement programs that enhance the overall quality of life for our residents. Our website will provide you with detailed information on GAEDA and it will provide you with helpful information on other useful resources.
Article VII, Section 14(C) of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana provides that “For a public purpose, the state and its political subdivision…may engage in cooperative endeavors with each other, with the United States or its agencies, or with any public or private association, corporation, or individual;” that being said the purpose of the Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority (GAEDA) is to encourage and promote the economic development of the City of Alexandria, which includes all projects suitable to any industry determined by GAEDA to create economic development, including without limitation, projects to assist motels, hotels, conference facilities, places of entertainment, and any tourism related industry (La. Rev. Statute 33:2740.60).;
Making a Difference in our Community
*All meetings will be held at the Hotel Bentley, 200 Desoto Street, Alexandria, LA 71301, on the third Tuesday of each month unless otherwise notified as per the Louisiana Open Meetings Laws.
(LSA-R.S. 42:11 through LSA-R.S. 42:28 )
FIGHT FRAUD, WASTE, & ABUSE!
Contact the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) Hotline if you suspect the misappropriation (theft), fraud, waste or abuse of public funds by anyone.