BRAC Announces Statewide Economic Development Summit Presented By Entergy

BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) announced that, in collaboration with the Louisiana Regional Leadership Council comprised of the state’s regional economic development organizations, a Statewide Economic Development Summit presented by Entergy will take place in Baton Rouge on Monday, April 18, 2016, featuring keynote presentations by Governor John Bel Edwards and Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development Don Pierson, Jr.

         The first-of-its-kind in 10 years, the Statewide Economic Development Summit presented by Entergy is intended to strengthen the state’s economy through shared ideas and business practices.

         The Summit will take place at L’Auberge Baton Rouge from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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         Additional content for the day includes a presentation by Matt S. Erskine, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development and Chief Operating Officer for the Economic Development Administration, a technology panel featuring technology companies from around the state and a national site selection consultant.

         The regional economic development organizations convening the Summit include:


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• Baton Rouge Area Chamber

• Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance

• Greater New Orleans, Inc.

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• Lafayette Economic Development Authority and One Acadiana

• North Louisiana Economic Partnership

• Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance

• South Louisiana Economic Council

• Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance


         The event is presented by Entergy and Postlethwaite & Netterville is premier sponsor. L’Auberge Baton Rouge is venue sponsor. Promotional support is provided by Cox Communications.

         Registration, which includes continental breakfast and lunch, is $85.

         Additional sponsorship opportunities are available through BRAC.

         Until April 1, L’Auberge is offering a special room rate of $109 for event attendees; call 1- 866-261-7777 and specify group code RBR55.

         For more information



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