There is no doubt that LaSalle Parish’s economy is industry driven; more specifically, it is oil industry driven.
As the dust, or rather, mud settled after the recent presidential election, many local businesses experienced an increase in local spending during the Christmas holiday shopping season, as the promise of a better oil industry seemed to prompt residents into spending with anticipation.
“Really, since Black Friday, business has been good,” said Mac’s Graphic Design owner Robert Neal. “I absolutely think the (presidential) election had something to do with that. The fear of the unknown associated with that election has eased and most people are just relieved that the entire election process is over.”