About Morehouse EDC

Morehouse Economic Development Corporation was founded by community stakeholders as a non-profit organization in 1984 to focus on diversification of area business. The organization serves the City of Bastrop, Villages of Bonita, Collinston, Mer Rouge, Oak Ridge and communities of Log Cabin and Beekman. The organization is proactive in strategic planning for developing the economy of the parish through marketing of area resources.

We can help grow your business. With our economic development offices located in the heart of Morehouse Parish, we are perfectly positioned to serve your needs, no matter what factors for site selection matter most to you:

For assistance with your business ideas, expansion or relocation of you business please contact us.


  • Robert "Bob" Green, Chairman
  • Joseph "Joe" Mansour, Vice-Chairman
  • Kathy Lenard, Secretary
  • Mike Lytle, Treasurer
  • Leo Nelson, Immediate Past-Chairman
  • Kay King, CEO

Directors who represent specific business sectors are denoted by parentheses.

  • Loe Dunn, Retired Educator/Consultant (Village of Collinston)
  • Robert "Bob" Green, Retired Business/Manufacturing
  • Odis Hill, Southern University (Agricultural Business)
  • Kathy Lenard, Retired Angus Chemical/Legislative Aide for Rep. Katrina Jackson
  • Mike Lytle, CPA (Village of Bonita)
  • Joe Mansour, Bastrop Director, Louisiana Delta Community College
  • Terry Matthews, Morehouse Parish Police Juror
  • John Moore, Plant Manager DG Foods (Major Industry)
  • Leo Nelson, City President Regions Financial (Financial)
  • Alex Rankin, Attorney, Registered Agent
  • Jack Scoggins, Retired Business (Chamber of Commerce)
  • Allen Spires, Farmer (Village of Mer Rouge)
  • Norene Smith, Retired Regional Director, Northeast Louisiana Technical College
  • Puddin Young, Real Estate -John Rea Realty (Village of Oak Ridge)