Statewide economic summit scheduled

The Advocate

The second annual Statewide Economic Development Summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 11 at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center in Baton Rouge.

Presentations will be made by Gov. John Bel Edwards; Greg Burkart, of Duff & Phelps; Roberto Gallardo, of Mississippi State University Extension; and Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development Don Pierson. The event will include additional presentations and panels.

Organizations involved in the Entergy-sponsored summit are the Baton Rouge Area Chamber; Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance; Greater New Orleans Inc.; Lafayette Economic Development Authority; One Acadiana; North Louisiana Economic Partnership; Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance; South Louisiana Economic Council; and Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance.

Information and registration are available at The cost is $90.

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