Sanford B. Dooley, Merrill, Thomas A. | 5/4/2007 1:27:15 AM
News Release Distributed 05/03/07
"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.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture