Community Economic Development Seminar Set For May 17-18

Sanford B. Dooley  |  4/22/2005 8:44:07 PM

News Release Distributed 04/08/05

BATON ROUGE – Volunteer leaders from across the state will gather for the 16th Louisiana Community Economic Development Seminar May 17-18 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," said Dr. Paul Coreil, vice chancellor of the LSU AgCenter. "The LSU AgCenter has long been an eager partner in helping to improve the economic well-being of communities, and we welcome the opportunity to assist 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 include the Louisiana Economic Development Department, the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association, Entergy, the Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives, SWEPCO and CLECO.

Classes of approximately 75 will participate in the carefully designed two-day program to be held at Efferson Hall on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge.

"We are hoping to get participants from each parish," said Sanford Dooley, a professor in the LSU AgCenter’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, who is coordinating the program for the AgCenter.

For additional information, contact either Dooley by mail at Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Room 125 Agricultural Administration Building, LSU, Baton Rouge, La 70803, phone (225) 578-2266 or email sdooley@agcenter.lsu.edu , or contact Skip Smart, Louisiana Economic Development, P.O. Box 94185, Baton Rouge, La 70804-9185, phone (225) 342-4321 or email smart@la.gov.

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

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