Economic development leader planning state tour
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's new economic development secretary will tour the state over the next two weeks, meeting with regional organizations that work to draw business to their areas.
Don Pierson's visits to the local economic development groups begin Monday, when he'll visit Tallulah, Delhi and Alexandria. Over the course of the two weeks, he'll travel to Lafayette, New Orleans, Thibodaux, Shreveport, Monroe and Lake Charles.
He'll wrap up Feb. 5 with a meeting with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber.
The state economic development department says Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat who took office last week, is placing a new emphasis on fostering small business growth in Louisiana.
Pierson's visits are aimed, according to his office, at discussing the importance of collaboration between the state department and the regional chambers of commerce.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Hearing scheduled for fight over aquadams between EBR, Livingston parishes
Power outages for some could linger for a few days, Entergy warns
Deaf sign language interpreter speaks more directly to his audience
Body found in field near apartment complex after reported shooting on Hanks...
Video of ominous storm system in BR recorded from Ascension