2007 Community Economic Development Seminar Scheduled May 8-9

Sanford B. Dooley, Merrill, Thomas A.  |  5/4/2007 1:27:15 AM

News Release Distributed 05/03/07

Volunteer leaders from across the state will gather for the 18th Louisiana Community Economic Development Seminar May 8-9 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 among the sponsors of the seminar.

"The LSU AgCenter has long been an eager partner in helping to improve the economic well-being of communities," Coreil continued. "We welcome the opportunity to assist community leaders in their focus on retaining and attracting business and industry to provide more and better jobs and an improved quality of life for the people of our state."

Other 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 LSU Campus.

"We are hoping to get participants from each parish," said Dr. Sanford Dooley, a professor in agricultural economics and agribusiness who is coordinating the program for the LSU AgCenter.

For additional information, contact either Dooley at (225) 578-2375 or sdooley@agctr.lsu.edu or Skip Smart with Louisiana Economic Development at (225) 342-4321 or smart@la.gov.

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Contact: Sandy Dooley at (225) 578-2375 or sdooley@agctr.lsu.edu
Editor: Tom Merrill at (225) 578-5896 or tmerrill@agcenter.lsu.edu

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