The Bossier Chamber of Commerce advocates for businesses year round, including at least two trips each year to Washington, D.C. During the Chamber’s annual September BC to DC fly-in, northwest Louisiana leaders met with elected officials, legislators and agencies to talk about issues important to our region.
Joining Bossier Chamber President/CEO Lisa Johnson on the trip were Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation Chairman of the Board Tommy Boggs, Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce President Dr. Tim Magner, Bossier Schools Public Relations Liaison Sonja Bailes, Northwest Louisiana Council on Governments Executive Director Kent Rogers, and Barksdale Forward COO Murray Viser.
Throughout their stay in D.C., the NWLA representatives met with the Economic Development Administration, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, the Armed Services Committee and Raytheon, as well as meeting with Louisiana’s Congressional leaders U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy and U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy.
Throughout these meetings, they discussed the top priorities for Northwest Louisiana, including Barksdale Air Force Base priorities such as the entrance road gate complex, the Red River flooding and waterway projects, transportation and infrastructure investments, as well as tax and healthcare reform.
Lisa Johnson is President of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce