Southwest Louisiana Regional Planning Development Commission
Southwest Louisiana
Regional Planning Commission

we are

southwest louisiana

regional planning commission

We are committed to the future of Southwest Louisiana.
By focusing on the key aspects of sustainable growth in the region,
we help maintain a healthy environment and streamline transportation,
while driving economic development.

Beauregard Parish Allen Parish Calcasieu Parish Jeff Davis Parish Cameron Parish


watershed initiative region 4

Managing future flood risk in Region 4 through watershed-based solutions.

meetings &

public notices

Regional Planning Commission Board Meeting
Wednesday, August 14th

bayou bike & hike southwest louisiana

trail network

Take a peek at our GIS map of existing and planned bike and pedestrian trails. In addition, take a brief survey and propose where you'd like a trail within Southwest Louisiana.

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IMCAL Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2021

CEDS 2021

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Southwest Louisiana Parishes

Allen - Beauregard - Calcasieu - Cameron - Jefferson Davis

Click here for the full report     

Comprehensive Master Plans

Beauregard Parish
Town of Oberlin
City of Lake Charles

Click on the Master Plan for the City, Town, or Parish you'd like to learn more about »

Master Plan

Town of Oberlin »

Master Plan

City of Lake Charles »

Master Plan

Beauregard Parish »

swla ready:

stay ahead of the storm season

See what
inspires us

To Engage
& Implement

An inspiring presentation by Joseph P. Riley, the future of mobility and transportation with Matt Griffin, and a perspective on our interstate system with Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Recreating Charleston,
Contemporary Urban Design
- Joseph P. Riley

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Louisiana's Transportation Future
- Matt Griffin, Futurist

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How We Got The Interstate System
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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Who We Are

The Regional Planning Commission (RPC) serves as the designated Economic Development District (EDD) for Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis Parishes, as well as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for greater Lake Charles. Our primary goal is the continued growth and development of Southwest Louisiana.

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Engage - Identify - Plan - Implement

Our mission is to
ENGAGE our members,
IDENTIFY their needs, wants & shovel ready projects,
PLAN for those projects &
IMPLEMENT those plans with sustainability & resiliency.