IMCAL is a professional organization whose primary goal is the continued growth and development of Southwest Louisiana. We provide "hands on" technical assistance to local governments, businesses, and individuals. Many times we are their only source of assistance. IMCAL has a staff of six full time employees. The educational background of our staff includes several undergraduate degrees, and we have many years of combined experience in the development of Southwest Louisiana. Continued training and expertise is derived from the professional seminars and workshops that are attended by the staff on a regular basis.
Our board of directors is made up of elected and appointed officials from throughout the five parishes and eighteen municipalities of Southwest Louisiana.Although we receive funding from federal, state, and local sources, we are neither a federal, state, nor local government entity. We are a quasi-governmental agency, which is governed by our Board of Directors.
The need for a regional approach to the challenges in Southwest Louisiana, and a center of excellence to address these problems, is perhaps more prevalent today than when the Commission was formed. IMCAL has come a long way since 1972. Although areas of emphasis have changed somewhat over the years, one fact still remains -- coordination, objectivity, impartiality, and a comprehensive, approach to a regional development are the cornerstone of IMCAL's existence. We are the only regional organization in Southwest Louisiana charged with these responsibilities.
4310 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605
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