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KNOWLEDGE 2030: The Central Louisiana Decade of Learning

admin | 04th November, 2019
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KNOWLEDGE 2030: The Central Louisiana Decade of Learning
We the Undersigned believe that education is the portal for progress and opportunity in Central Louisiana. We believe that driving up the levels of educational achievement in the region is both necessary and doable. We believe that collaboration among educational institutions and our civic and business partners is the best way to pursue both our ...

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 ...

U. S. Army announces partnership with Boise Cascade

admin | 13th August, 2019
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U. S. Army announces partnership with Boise Cascade
                              The U.S. Army and Boise Cascade signed a partnership agreement on August 6, 2019, as part of the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) programat the Boise Cascade Headquarters in Lena, La.   Boise Cascade manufactures engineered wood products, ...

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 ...

Meet Danelle

admin | 18th December, 2018
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  Our next speaker is Danelle Myer and she will be talking about The First 8 Years. Danelle grew up on a soybean, corn and cattle farm near Logan, Iowa, where her family continues to farm today. She studied public relations at the University of Northern Iowa and has worked in marketing, advertising, PR, events and ...

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 ...

Cultivating Small Farm Success

admin | 16th November, 2018
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Cultivating Small Farm Success
CULTIVATING SMALL FARM SUCCESS   -A Fresh Central Seed to Success Workshop Series 2019- LEARN: Farm business operations, crop planning for profitability, farm-business marketing, niche production, and much more. EXPERIENCE: On-farm field days, workshops led by nationally renowned farmers and local experts. JOIN: A group of like-minded entry-level farmers from across central Louisiana MEET: Statewide networks of farmers with ...

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}...