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    March 27, 2017

    Statewide Economic Development Summit

    Baton Rouge, La.  – North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) announced the second annual Statewide Economic Development Summit presented by Entergy to be held on Tuesday, April 11th in Baton Rouge. The Summit is sponsored by state’s regional economic development organizations.

    The Summit will take place at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center, 4728 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The event will feature keynote presentations by Governor John Bel Edwards, Greg Burkart of Duff & Phelps, Roberto Gallardo, Ph.D., of Mississippi State University Extension, and Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development Don Pierson. The event lineup will also include additional presentations and panels. See Agenda
    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
    One Acadiana
    Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance
    South Louisiana Economic Council
    Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
    Event registration is available at Last year's Economic Development Summit was a sold-out event. Register early before March 31, 2017. Registration, which includes continental breakfast and lunch, is $90. Discounted room rates at the Crowne Plaza of $99 are available for event attendees; call 225-930-1030 and use the group code BRA.
    Additional event information, including the full event agenda, will be released at as available.
    The event is presented by Entergy. Premier sponsors include NRG Energy, Taylor Porter, Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association, and Louisiana Economic Development.

    Supporting sponsors include One Acadiana, Lafayette Economic Development Authority, Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, South Louisiana Economic Council, and the Louisiana Regional Leadership Council.

    Economic development partner sponsors include GNO, Inc., and the North Louisiana Economic Partnership. Promotional support is provided by Biz New Orleans and the Baton Rouge Business Report. 

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