Regional Planning

Economic and Development

Imperial Calcasieu Regional Planning and Development District (IMCAL) is designated by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) as the regional economic development office for Southwest Louisiana. The Imperial Calcasieu region is located in the Southwestern part of Louisiana. Our regional economic and community development planning office provides support to Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis.

We work also with the Cities, towns, and villages within those parishes aforementioned in economic and community development planning. In this capacity, IMCAL continues to seek ways to develop partnerships and cultivate creative ideas that will strengthen our regional planning process. It is our belief that a strong regional planning office will yield a strong region. We work through partnerships, local and parish governments seeking to help create jobs, support a stable and diversified regional economy, and improve living conditions and prosperity for residents throughout the region.

The IMCAL region was designated an Economic Development District (EDD) by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration. Developing a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a prerequisite for most Economic Development Administration (EDA) planning programs. The key to a good CEDS is an ongoing, participatory planning process that includes input from a steering committee and where possible, the committee should represent the major interests of the community.

NEWS

I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Open House Public Meeting - 4/25/2019
IMCAL Public Notice: Draft Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) FY 2019-20 - 3/15/2019
Public Notice: 2040 MTP Amendment VI - 2/12/2019
Want updates on the I-210 repair project? - 2/1/2019
Public Notice: Updated LaDOTD MPO Consultant Contract  - 1/17/2019
New Opportunities-RFPs Available - 5/18/2018
New UPWP Fiscal Year 2018-19 - 5/8/2018
Public Notice: Amendment XVII to the TIP - 5/8/2018
Public Notice: 2040 MTP Amendment III - 5/8/2018
Southwest Louisiana Transportation Plan Website Instructions - 3/29/2018
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Joint TAC/TPC Meeting - 5/24/2019
IMCAL Executive Committee Meeting  - 5/20/2019
MARDI GRAS - Closed - 3/5/2019
Joint TAC/TPC Meeting - 2/28/2019
LCMPO/IMCAL Transportation Policy Committee Meeting (TPC) - 11/21/2018
LCMPO/IMCAL Technical Advisory Committee Meeting (TAC) - 11/15/2018