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    February 23, 2016

    Statewide Economic Development Summit to Strengthen Economy

    State’s regional EDOs convene first-of-its kind summit in 10 years

    SHREVEPORT - MONROE, LA — North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) today announced a Statewide Economic Development Summit presented by Entergy on April 18th intended to strengthen the state’s economy through shared ideas and business practices. The Economic Development Summit will be held in collaboration with the Louisiana Regional Leadership Council, comprised of the state’s eight regional economic development organizations. The Summit will feature keynote presentations by Governor John Bel Edwards and Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development Don Pierson, Jr.  Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker will be featured as a panelist during the program. The Summit will take place in Baton Rouge at L’auberge Baton Rouge from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
    The regional economic development organizations convening the Summit include:

    - North Louisiana Economic Partnership
    - Baton Rouge Area Chamber
    - Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
    - Greater New Orleans, Inc.
    - Lafayette Economic Development Authority and One Acadiana
    - Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance
    - South Louisiana Economic Council
    - Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance

    The event is presented by Entergy. Postlethwaite & Netterville is the premier sponsor. L’auberge Baton Rouge is the venue sponsor. Promotional support is provided by Cox Communications.
    Event registration is available at Registration, which includes continental breakfast and lunch, is $85. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available through BRAC. For more information, please call 225-339-1174. L’auberge is offering a special room rate of $109 for event attendees until April 1st; call 1- 866-261-7777 and specify group code RBR55.

    About North Louisiana Economic Partnership

    North Louisiana Economic Partnership, an Accredited Economic Development Organization, provides professional economic development services to the 14 parish region of North Louisiana, including lead generation and prospect management. The organization also represents the interests of North Louisiana with a unified voice and as a single point of contact. It acts as a catalyst, a convener, and a connector in the region to ensure that North Louisiana’s economic development potential is realized. Its vision is for North Louisiana to be a thriving region-a destination for high quality talent, innovative companies, and global investment.

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