Business and industry are bringing a large number of new residents to Ouachita Parish. Housing is a critical issue, and one the Ouachita Business Alliance is working to grow and enhance.
Joe Holyfield serves as Housing leadership chair for the OBA. Builders and developers have come together to plan for new needs and opportunities for people moving to the area. "What we see is workers moving here from Europe, from the northwest, like Seattle, like Denver," says Holyfield. "There is a different housing piece that those areas provide."