NWLA ECONOMIC OUTLOOK - Like all parts of the country, Shreveport-Bossier’s economy took a hit from the Covid Pandemic in 2020, but one state economist says the it has improved by 57% over last year. According to the Shreveport-Times, Dr. Loren Scott, a well-known state economist shared economic outlook during a seminar held last Friday, at the Port of Caddo-Bossier Regional Commerce Center. For example, Scott said Shreveport-Bossier lost 24,300 jobs in 2020, a year later in July of 2021, it saw an increase of over 10,000 jobs. Casino/Gaming industry in the Shreveport-Bossier area lost 2,027
casino jobs from 2020 to 2021. While traditional industries such as oil and gas lost jobs, the employment outlook for Shreveport-Bossier is looking better for 2022. Scott pointed out that the new Amazon Robotic Fulfillment Center currently under construction in Shreveport, will add a few thousand jobs in the months ahead.