Downtown Shreveport Development Corporation

Downtown Shreveport Development Corporation works to stimulate the revitalization of downtown Shreveport.


DSDC is a private, non-profit corporation formed to promote business growth in the Downtown Development District.  The Board of Directors is composed of business and property owners and key stakeholders in the downtown area.  DSDC operates a low-interest loan program and helps manage the First United Methodist Church parking lots. Over the years, DSDC has funded key historic rehab projects including the conversion of the old Ivan Smith Furniture store into artspace (708 Texas), the creation of Robinson Film Center (617 Texas), and the adaptive reuse of 416 Cotton (the DDA building). In addition, DSDC has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to downtown facade grants, structural and repair grants and small business grants.

Downtown Shreveport Development Corporation (DSDC) exists to stimulate the revitalization of downtown Shreveport through initiatives that enhance business growth, strengthen arts & culture, promote residential development, and preserve downtown’s unique inventory of historic properties. Recognizing that our broad range of architectural styles is a major asset for downtown Shreveport, DSDC seeks to initiate and support creative ventures and adaptive redevelopment efforts that enhance public awareness and utilization of this inventory.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization (Specialty)
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data


  • Site Location Assistance
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
Contact Information
Liz Swaine
416 Cotton Street
Shreveport, LA 71101