2006 Louisiana Community Economic Development Seminar Set For May 16-17

Sanford B. Dooley, Merrill, Thomas A.  |  4/11/2006 2:25:29 AM

News Release Distributed 04/10/06

Volunteer leaders from across the state will gather for the 17th Louisiana Community Economic Development Seminar May 16-17 at the Louisiana Emerging Technology Center on the LSU 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," said Dr. Paul Coreil, vice chancellor of the LSU AgCenter, which is spearheading the seminar.

"We have a long history of partnerships designed to help improve the economic well-being of communities," Coreil added. "We welcome this opportunity to further assist people as they focus on retaining and attracting business and industry, which will, in turn, 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 on the campus in Baton Rouge.

"We are hoping to get participants from each parish," said Sanford Dooley, 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 at (225) 578-2266 or sdooley@agcenter.lsu.edu or Skip Smart with Louisiana Economic Development at (225) 342-4321 or email smart@la.gov.

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

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