Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Our Military

Barksdale Air Force Base is home to the Air Force’s newest command, Air Force Global Strike Command. AFGSC, activated in August 2009, is responsible for the nation’s three intercontinental Balistic Missile Wings, two B-52 Stratofortress Wings and the only B-2 Spirit Wing. ...


This northwest part of Louisiana likes to bill itself as “Louisiana’s Other Side,” meaning that the flavor of life in Shreveport-Bossier is “a little Cajun,” like much of the southern part of the state, and “a little Texas,” like the big state just to the we...

Getting To and Around

In 2007, Money Magazine rated Shreveport as one of America’s best places to live, based in part on its efficient highway system. Add to that train lines, boats, public and private bus services, and two regional airports, and you will find that traveling to, from or around the area is easy. ...

Housing and Real Estate

Residents of the Shreveport-Bossier Metropolitan Statistical Area enjoy a low cost of living, low housing costs and low unemployment rates all of which contribute to a high standard of living according to the North Louisiana Economic Partnership. ...

Employment & Economy

Shreveport’s unemployment rate as of February 2013 was 6.3 percent, making it lower than the national average of 7.7 percent. Shreveport is considered the economic center for business and tourism in the region known as the Ark-La-Tex, where the borders of Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas meet. Sh...

Health Care

Whatever your health care needs, a wide spectrum of services is available throughout the greater Schreveport-Bossier area. The region offers an excellent selection of specialists, from pediatrics to elder care and everything in between. ...

Family Resources

Neighborhood associations are a good resource for new arrivals, connecting them to established residents, business representatives and other interested citizens devoted to improving the Shreveport-Bossier area. These associations give neighborhood residents a voice a...

Education and Academics

Education is a major component in quality of life anywhere. In Shreveport-Bossier, academic emphasis is on creating an educated workforce for the future. In addition to public school systems in Bossier and Caddo parishes, several private schools offer alternative schooling. For higher education opti...


Residents of the Shreveport-Bossier City area say that it is the best of both worlds, offering big-city services while keeping that small-town feel. Whether you’re looking for an urban vibe or seeking a quieter atmosphere, activities and opportunities in the Bossier Parish are wide-ranging and...