Resources And Links

Louisiana’s Enterprise Zone Program

The Enterprise Zone Program provides tax credits for new jobs and a sales tax rebate on building materials and equipment for businesses creating new jobs.  Since the Downtown West Monroe area is part of an Economic Development Zone, businesses can hire individuals and receive tax credits regardless of where the employee lives.

Louisiana’s Restoration Tax Abatement Program

The Restoration Tax Abatement Program delays assessment of building improvements made to structures in historic districts/downtown areas for 5-10 years (the business does not have to pay property tax on improvements for 5-10 years).

Antique Alley

Looking for something to purchase or just enjoying a day out, we know you will have a great time shopping antique stores to specialty stores. Glassware, furniture, pottery, unfinished furniture, dinnerware, old coins, records, kitchen items, jewelry, vintage clothing, sterling or just a special gift.

Antique Alley is the place to shop. Items past and present, from Europe to America are available. A day shopping, exploring, hunting for that special item; Antique Alley invites you to spend time with us.

West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the West Monroe/West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce is to enhance economic growth in the WM/WO and surrounding areas by focusing on education, promotion and development of the business community, and those areas of the community affecting business.

Our primary goals are to strengthen our local economy, to promote the community, provide networking opportunities, represent the interest of business with government, and develop community leaders, along with keeping our membership informed of local, state, and national issues as it relates to business within our community.

City of West Monroe

Welcome to the City of West Monroe’s official website.  We have made a special effort to make this site easy to use, informative and comprehensive.  Whether you are a resident or a visitor to the community, it is important to us that you feel at home.

Since its establishment in 1883, West Monroe has prided itself as being a safe, fiscally responsible City with a small town atmosphere and big city amenities. Throughout the community, you’ll still find neighbors visiting after Sunday services and picnicking in the park. You’ll also find Louisiana’s first nationally accredited police force, major food and retail chains, and innovative programs to preserve both our environment and culture. West Monroe-it’s the place you’ve been hoping to find.

While we believe this website can answer most of your questions, in some cases there is no substitute for personal contact.  Feel free to give us a call here at City Hall (318-396-2600) for any additional help you may need.  Thanks for going online with us.

Discover Monroe-West Monroe
Nestled between a bayou and a byway, there’s an eclectic destination where the natural resources are as rich as the flavors, where industry keeps time with entertainment, and where two cities beat with one heart. It’s an innovative place where the first bottler of happiness came into his own and the entrepreneurial spirit initially found skies to climb. It’s a visit that feels like a weekend, and a weekend as comfortable as home. Discover Monroe West Monroe, where you’re welcome to play outside the lines.

Office of Cultural Development

Historic buildings play a special role in creating the distinctive character of each and every community. Their essential legacy of cultural, educational, recreational, aesthetic, social, and environmental benefits must be preserved for present and future generations. The Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation’s professionally trained staff works in the public’s interest to preserve and restore these buildings so they can enhance and enrich our environment and, thus, our lives.

The Louisiana Cultural Districts Program was created by Act 298 of the 2007 Regular Session of the legislature. The primary goal of this initiative is to spark community revitalization based on cultural activity though tax incentives.

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For more information about how these programs might benefit your downtown business or property get in touch today.