At the heart of the tri-state area where Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas meet sits Shreveport, Louisiana, the commercial and cultural center of the Ark-La-Tex region. With so much happening around the city, storage solutions are needed now more than ever.
With approximately 200,000 residents, Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and traces its history back to the early 1800s. While Shreveport experienced a slight population dip between 2010 and 2016, growth in its sister city, Bossier City, is bustling, News Radio 710 KEEL reported.
“Shreveport has plenty of attractions and activities for everyone.”
From the 8th Air Force Museum to the Barnwell Garden and Art Center, and from Riverwalk Park to the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport has plenty of attractions and activities for everyone. The city is also home to a variety of live music venues and other entertainment centers.
Business as usual in Shreveport
The recent slight down tick in Shreveport’s population follows a surge in economic activity and opportunities. Nerdwallet ranked Shreveport No. 20 in its ranking of America’s fastest-growing cities. The site sifted through data from over 475 cities to distill its list based on three growth categories – population, employment and median income. Nerdwallet awarded Shreveport an overall growth score of 57, earning it an enviable spot in the rankings.
And, while the city didn’t rank as highly here, Forbes included Shreveport in its list of Best Places for Business and Careers, citing the low cost of doing business as a great benefit for companies.
“Forbes cited Shreveport’s low cost of doing business as a benefit.”
For those currently operating a small business in or around Shreveport, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Resource Guide for Small Businesses – Louisiana Edition offers a vast collection of programs and opportunities available in the region to help owners. It also includes a host of tips and guidance on how to make the most of the local markets and what state and local regulations apply to businesses operating in the state.
Further, the city has made incredible strides in its commitment to its Fair Share program. In a letter to the editor of the Shreveport Times, Ollie Tyler, the city’s mayor, noted that Shreveport awarded minority and women-owned businesses 75.7 percent more contracts during 2015 and 2016 compared to the two years prior. This amounted to more than $35 million received in contracts during this time period, a 53.7 percent increase over the $22.8 million awarded between 2013 and 2014.
Growing companies in Shreveport and Bossier City need to optimize their working space, whether it’s an accounting office, a hair salon or a construction firm. An off-site Shreveport storage unit provides an ideal solution for many businesses that need to store extra inventory, unused furniture or old files.
A city in flux
The nearby Barksdale Air Force Base employs the most people in the area, with around 10,284 working at the base as of 2014, according to the city’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. In addition to delivering more than $800 million in annual economic activity and providing a bulk of the local jobs, the base is composed of 5,691 active-duty military and 1,934 reservists, according to MyBaseGuide. About 6,371 dependents rely on services from the base as well.
All of this activity means Shreveport has a fluctuating flow of residents and families moving to and leaving the area. As families move from one home to the next, trying to keep all the furniture, appliances and other belongings in one place can be difficult.
With five storage facilities in Shreveport, SecurCare Self Storage has plenty of affordable options to accommodate all of your storage needs. Contact SecurCare today to book a storage unit today!