Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance


Creative Economy Leader to Keynote CLEDA Luncheon

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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 of the Mississippi Development Authority’s Tourism Division. While there, White developed and implemented plans to create economic growth and opportunities through tourism and the creative economy.

White is past chair of the Mississippi Blues Commission and the recipient of the Preserver of Mississippi Culture Award. He has served on the Board of SouthArts and was a leader in creating the Mississippi Blues and Country Music Trails.


CLEDA’s “We Make Good Stuff” campaign combines Central Louisiana’s manufacturing prowess with our ability to make art, music, literature, furniture, craft and other things of value and beauty. Not only do we manufacture everything from power substations and railroad cars to high-tech wood products and fishing lures, we are home to a growing cadre of coders, artists and designers. Because of these efforts, Central Louisiana is becoming known nationally as the region that “Makes Good Stuff.”

Please join us from 11:45 AM-1PM on Monday, September 17 at the Alexandria Convention Hall for this important conversation on Central Louisiana’s Creative Economy.