Shreveport Downtown Development Authority en Downtown Shreveport gets $250K from BP fund <p>The Shreveport Downtown Development Authority will receive $250,000 from the BP fund to promote Gulf Coast tourism and the seafood industries impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. Out of the five states eligible to apply for grants, 43 organizations in Louisiana received funding in the first round of the program.</p><p>Liz Swaine, executive director of the Shreveport Downtown Development Authority, said when coastal Louisiana tourism is compromised it has a ripple effect across the state.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:56:03 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 19869 at Downtown Shreveport gets $250K from BP fund