RTS serves as the economic development advisor to the Rapides Foundation in Alexandria, Louisiana. In this capacity RTS helps the foundation develop and manage its economic development-related initiatives and grants. Within a region system framework, the multi-year initiative has included establishing an incubator, the design and establishment of a privately funded regional economic development corporation called the Cenla Advantage Partnership (CAP), the creation of an Entrepreneurial League System for central Louisiana, an analysis of capital needs and availability for central Louisiana entrepreneurs, and the crafting of an approach for developing a comprehensive workforce development system in central Louisiana that includes entrepreneurship training and education at the secondary and post-secondary levels.