The city of Monroe is located in the Parish of Ouachita. It covers a total area of 83.9 sq. km. Industries related to advertising, aviation, household appliances, automotive, finance, cleaning, information technology, pharmaceuticals, metal fabrication, oil and gas exploration, plastic, real estate and sporting goods, contribute to the local economy. Commercial spaces are utilized by service station, surgical centers, recreation centers and parks. Professionals like photographer, psychologists, fitness instructor and radiologists render services and contribute to the local economic development of the city.