Statewide Economic Development Summit presented by Entergy

Returning for a fifth year, the Statewide Economic Development Summit presented by Entergy will bring together economic development practitioners, the business community, elected officials, and thought leaders for two days focused on building a stronger economy.

Event Details

Join the Regional Economic Alliance of Louisiana for this fully virtual experience featuring national experts on trends in economic recovery and opportunities for future growth. Live sessions will air between 9 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, December 8 and Thursday, December 10, with additional pre-recorded content available on-demand for attendees.

  • Date

    December 8 and 10, 2020

  • Location

    Virtual Event

  • Pricing

    Ticket pricing includes access to programming for both days of the Summit and exclusive access to pre-recorded content and presentations.
    $50 per person

The agenda for the Summit is below. For speaker information and session descriptions, see the Sessions section of this page.

Tuesday, December 8

9 - 9:10 a.m. Welcome by Entergy and Governor John Bel Edwards
9:10 - 9:50 a.m. The Not-So-Normal Real Estate Landscape
9:50 - 10 a.m. Virtual Coffee Break
10 - 10:45 a.m. Industrial Today: Not Yesterday and Not Tomorrow
10:45 - 11 a.m. Break
11 a.m. - Noon Supply Chain Disruption and the Allure of Reshoring

Thursday, December 10

9 - 9:45 a.m. Outside the Box: Designing Creative Incentive Programs to Attract Remote Workers
9:45 - 10 a.m. Virtual Coffee Break
10 - 10:45 a.m. Looking Past the Pandemic and Presidential Election
10:45 - 11 a.m. Break
11 a.m. - Noon Economic Inclusion by Fixing Information Poverty

On-demand Sessions
  • Growing as an Intentional Inclusionist® - Understanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as a Function of Leadership
  • Emerging Industries Post Pandemic
  • Expanding Access to Broadband in Louisiana




Interested in sponsoring the Statewide Economic Development Summit? Contact Michelle Mahaffey at



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