Community Economic Development Seminar Set For May 12-13

Sanford B. Dooley  |  4/22/2005 6:31:18 PM

News Release Distributed 04/15/04

Volunteer leaders from across the state will gather for the 15th Louisiana Community Economic Development Seminar May 12-13 at Efferson Hall on the LSU AgCenter campus in Baton Rouge.

The seminar will offer a comprehensive program designed to increase the volunteer or part-time economic developer’s skills in economic and community development, according to organizers with the LSU AgCenter.

"The LSU AgCenter has been involved in helping communities improve their economic well-being," said Dr. Paul Coreil, vice chancellor of the LSU AgCenter. "We eagerly welcome the opportunity to help them continue their focus on retaining and attracting business and industry to provide more and better jobs and an improved quality of life."

Co-sponsors of the seminar with the LSU AgCenter include the Louisiana Economic Development Department, the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association, Entergy, the Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives, SWEPCO and CLECO.

Dr. Sanford Dooley, a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness who is coordinating the program for the LSU AgCenter, said classes of approximately 75 people will participate in the carefully designed two-day program set for May 12-13 in Baton Rouge.

"We are hoping to get participants from each parish," Dooley said.

For additional information, contact either Dooley in care of the LSU Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, 101 Agricultural Administration Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, phone (225) 578-2266, e-mail sdooley@agcenter.lsu.edu or Arthur Cooper, Louisiana Economic Development, P.O. Box 94185, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9185, phone (225) 342-4321, e-mail cooper@led.state.la.us.

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Contact: Sandy Dooley at (225) 578-2266 or sdooley@agcenter.lsu.edu

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