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The Future of Entrepreneurship in Central Louisiana

admin | 09th September, 2019
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The Future of Entrepreneurship in Central Louisiana
Kate Pope Hodel, Co-author of Beyond Collisions: How to Build your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure, will speak at the Quarterly Innovation Luncheon in September.   Beyond Collisions: How to Build your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure is the field guide to building and sustaining entrepreneurship in your community.  Kate will share what she has learned about building entrepreneurial support networks, including four ...

2019 Statewide Economic Development Summit Presented by Entergy

admin | 24th July, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Larkin Simpson at (318) 441-3400 lsimpson@cenla.org Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance Announces 2019 Statewide Economic Development Summit Presented by Entergy   ALEXANDRIA (July 24, 2019) — Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA) today announced, in collaboration with the Regional Economic Alliance of Louisiana (REAL), it will host the ...

CLEDA Quarterly Innovation Luncheon on the Rural Economy

admin | 01st February, 2019
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CLEDA Quarterly Innovation Luncheon on the Rural Economy
Entrepreneurship and the Rural Community: That’s the theme of CLEDA’s upcoming Quarterly Innovation Luncheon. It will take place on Monday, February 11 at 11:45 AM in the Convention Room at Alexandria City Hall. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Mark Rabenstott, an entrepreneur and global thought leader. He co-founded and is Chairman of MarketSquare, a company delivering ...

We’re Hiring

admin | 06th December, 2018
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We’re Hiring
  WE’RE HIRING!   I’m so excited to announce that our team is expanding to include a full-time Farmers Market Manager! The pay is good and the benefits are great! This is a full-time position located in Alexandria Louisiana. Have I told you that: Our team does regular *Take Your Kayak to Work* Days? They ...

Creative Economy Leader to Keynote CLEDA Luncheon

admin | 29th August, 2018
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Creative Economy Leader to Keynote CLEDA Luncheon
    Malcolm White, Executive Director of the Mississippi Arts Commission and one of the leading voices in the South on the Creative Economy, will be the keynote speaker for CLEDA’s Quarterly innovation Luncheon on Monday, September 17. White has led the Mississippi Arts Commission twice during his career. In between, he served as Director ...

The Key to Central Louisiana’s Success: A Strong Workforce

admin | 13th August, 2018
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The Key to Central Louisiana’s Success: A Strong Workforce
See why TRADE & INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE says CENTRAL LOUISIANA IS THRIVING. One major reason is the area’s strong workforce, which is driving regional growth and productivity. For more information, read the full article here: https://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=492031&ver=html5#{%22issue_id%22:492031,%22page%22:82}...

Two CENLA companies win Lantern Awards for Economic Development

admin | 13th August, 2018
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (CLEDA) – Southern Designs of Vidalia and Alliance Compressors of Natchitoches earned Louisiana Economic Development’s prestigious Lantern Award, an annual honor given to businesses that demonstrate excellence in manufacturing and outstanding service to their communities through the involvement of their businesses and employees. The two Central Louisiana companies were among only eight businesses receiving ...

Business In Focus Magazine: Innovative Entrepreneurship in Central Louisiana

admin | 13th August, 2018
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Business In Focus Magazine: Innovative Entrepreneurship in Central Louisiana
Combine an entrepreneurial ethos, a skilled workforce with a bent toward lifelong learning, automation startups, Fortune 100 manufacturers, private businesses operating on an international scale, four colleges and an enlightened and connected regional leadership and you have the recipe for making good things happen. And good things are exactly what are happening in Central Louisiana ...

Bill would extend I-14 farther east, through Bryan-College Station

admin | 13th August, 2018
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Lawmakers from three states have co-sponsored a bill to expand the Interstate 14 corridor, which has long been envisioned to pass through Bryan-College Station. According to the Gulf Coast Strategic Highway Coalition, the group advocating for the interstate — eight Republican congressmen from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi — introduced a bill Monday to extend the ...

Project Blue unveiled: Vidalia Denim to prepare raw cotton for blue jean production

admin | 13th August, 2018
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Project Blue unveiled: Vidalia Denim to prepare raw cotton for blue jean production
Vidalia Denim was unveiled today as the entity behind the codename Project Blue that has now officially purchased from the Town of the Vidalia the vacant Fruit of the Loom facility. Vidalia Denim will purchase raw cotton, which it will then spin, dye and weave into the denim fabric. The company will ship the denim ...