Lake Charles is a small town (about 80K people) located in Southwest Louisiana about 30 miles to the east of the Texas Border. The city is on a lake (Lake Charles) and its primary industries are petroleum refining, LNG, gasification, importing/exporting, casinos and offshore oil production support.
McNeese State University is located in Lake Charles. Bird watching, Hunting and fishing are popular sporting activities in the area. Mardi Gras and Contraband Days are large events for the city.
The pace is pretty slow, but the city is about to see some large growth. There are some major projects in the near future.