Quality of Life

The quality of life that has made the Southern United States so atractive to companies planning new or expanded facilities is available in abundance in the Gateway Region:

  • A mild climate that allows outdoor activities year-round.
  • Friendly people who enjoy a leisurely lifestyle.

RECREATON: The Gateway Region has excellent public and private facilities throughout the area for golfing, tenis, swimming, and boating. Hunters and fishermen will find plenty of land and waterways for their outdor activites. Caddo Lake, Black Bayou Lake and the Red River are the center points of outdoor activities.

ENTERTAINMENT/CULTURE: Festivals in the region include the Vivian Redbud Festival and the Holiday In Dixie Festival. Within a 25 minute drive from Vivian and Oil City area there is an opera, a symphony orchestra and theaters featuring entertainers, all avalable year-round.

CLIMATE: The area's average seasonal temperatures range from 83 degrees F in the shipping to be adversely impacted by winter ice and snow.

The Gateway Region is comprised of the small towns of Vivian and Oil City which serve as anchors for business and industry.

Why consider the Gateway Region? It has the attributes of a rural environment yet provides all of the amenities of small town locations with easy access to the regions largest cities. These include: friendly and caring neighbors and employees, quality and affordable housing, a low crime rate, year round recreational activities.

An added feature is the ability to drive within 30 minutes to the Shreveport-Bossier City metroplex. There you will be able to take advantage of extensive cultural destinations, shopping, sports opportunities and a variety of medical facilities in addition to the North Caddo Medical Center in Vivian.