Welcome to Downtown Shreveport, the Heart of Northwest Louisiana

Welcome to Downtown Shreveport, the heart of northwest Louisiana, the center of business, banking, and government. Downtown is where it all began…where oil and water DID blend, where cotton began its long dusty journey up the Texas Trail, where fortunes were made (and lost), where mayors were called out to duel in the middle of town. We are made of equal parts colorful history, present day pluck and optimism about our future. We know it can be done and that we can do it. Opportunities abound. Historic buildings beckon. If you know what you want, we can help you find it, and if you don’t know, we’ll help you figure it out. We’re a pretty cool downtown, y’all. In fact, we like to say our downtown rocks. Join us and discover it for yourself.

Welcome to the Downtown Development Authority/Downtown Shreveport Development Corporation website. The two agencies, DDA and DSDC, are separate entities but both exist to be liaisons to a better, cooler downtown. From the riverfront on the east to the West Edge, Shreveport Common and Texas Avenue Corridor on the west, downtown Shreveport has something for almost everyone. We invite you to explore our website which is chock full of photos, information, events and news. We’re just bold enough to say that if you can’t find it here, it probably can’t be found. Jump in and enjoy!





Downtown Development Authority
Downtown Shreveport Development Corporation

416 Cotton Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 235
Shreveport, LA 71162


(318) 222-7403
(800) 795-1764
(318) 222-3731 (fax)