DeSoto Four

Logansport Chairman

Jim Vidler

Many others participated in the scope of this Economic Development Program.

Louisiana Economic Development Department selected four communities in DeSoto Parish to participate in the Louisiana Development Ready Community Pilot Program. Information was compiled about our communities to help us excel in economic and community development. We participated in drive-through canvases of our towns and gave suggestions in ways to improve various aspects of our communities. Many citizens participated in surveys which gave their ideas about what was good and what needed to improve. All this information and much more were compiled in a document submitted to the State of Louisiana. Logansport received an award from the Louisiana Municipal Association and Louisiana Economic Development Department for completing the “Ready City Program.”
DeSoto 4 is composed of the four major communities of DeSoto Parish; Logansport, Mansfield, Stonewall and Grand Cane which had a unique challenge to act as one unified community representing the Northwest Region among 11 other communities throughout the state chosen for an intensive six-month enhancing economic development program.