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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 ...

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 ...

CLEDA Quarterly Innovation Luncheon May 14th

admin | 30th April, 2018
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CLEDA Quarterly Innovation Luncheon May 14th
You are invited to hear renowned economic development expert, Jeff Finkle, CEcD. As President and CEO of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), Jeff Finkle is a recognized leader and authority on economic development.IEDC is the world’s largest economic development membership organization and is a $5 million annual operation that is renowned for its leadership ...

Meet our Quarterly Luncheon Speaker

admin | 26th January, 2018
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Meet our Quarterly Luncheon Speaker
JEANNETTE GOLDSMITH VICE PRESIDENT Site Selectors Guild Member Jeannette Goldsmith is Vice President of Strategic Development Group, where she specializes in site selection and incentive negotiations for clients worldwide. Jeannette’s background spans more than 20 years in site location consulting, incentive negotiations, and economic development consulting with McCallum Sweeney and then with her own company, ...

2018FOODAPALOOZA SCHEDULED JANUARY 11-12

admin | 03rd January, 2018
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2018FOODAPALOOZA SCHEDULED JANUARY 11-12
2018 FOODAPALOOZA SCHEDULED JANUARY 11-12 Annual event celebrates local foods and local food producers ALEXANDRIA – The sixth annual Foodapalooza, an event that celebrates Central Louisiana foods and food producers, will be held January 11-12 in Alexandria and feature a new venue and format. Hosted by the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, the largest local ...

2017 Summit on Future of Higher Education in Central Louisiana

admin | 31st October, 2017
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2017 Summit on Future of Higher Education in Central Louisiana
  CLEDA is proud to host the 2017 Summit on the Future of Higher Education in Central Louisiana. This region is home to four major teaching and training institutions who, together, can provide an opportunity-rich environment for the residents of our parishes.   REGISTER HERE   CLEDA is proud to host the 2017 Summit on ...

HAPPY HOUR ‘MAKER MORNINGS’ FEATURES VILLE PLATTE ENTREPRENEUR

admin | 31st October, 2017
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HAPPY HOUR ‘MAKER MORNINGS’ FEATURES VILLE PLATTE ENTREPRENEUR
The next Happy Hour edition of “Maker Mornings” will be Tuesday, November 14, at The Gem in downtown Alexandria and feature a keynote address from a Ville Platte businessman who created software that can be used to help police, search teams, hunters, and outdoorsmen. In addition, entrepreneurs will hear about a new zero-interest loan program ...

HAPPY HOUR ‘MAKER MORNINGS’ EVENT FEATURES HORNBECK ENTREPRENEURS

admin | 28th July, 2017
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HAPPY HOUR ‘MAKER MORNINGS’ EVENT FEATURES HORNBECK ENTREPRENEURS A Happy Hour edition of Maker Mornings will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at The Gem in downtown Alexandria and feature a keynote address from the owners of Lavender Falls, a working lavender farm based in the Vernon Parish town of Hornbeck. REGISTER HERE ...