To increase the effectiveness of individuals involved in the practice of economic development in Louisiana through education, public policy advocacy, and collaboration; LIDEA is the voice of the profession in Louisiana.
LIDEA is made up of state and local economic development agencies (EDO'S), chambers of commerce, utilities, railroads, banks, ports, business consultants, engineering firms, real estate development groups, and similar organizations
LIDEA provides educational opportunities on a wide range of current economic development topics and provides the opportunity for networking among peers.
This high quality program, second to none in the U.S., is taught by nationally recognized experts and all content is tailored specifically to the state of Louisiana.
LIDEA is a valued information resource and voice on both state and federal legislative issues that impact our profession, state and communities.