LIDEA Events

The Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association provides educational opportunities on a wide range of current economic development topics and the opportunity for networking among peers. The conferences are held in different areas of the state for the convenience of the attendees and for the opportunity of the host city to feature its community.

In addition, the LIDEA Board meets quarterly to discuss issues of importance and make decisions that will continue to enhance and grow the organization for the membership. 


LIDEA Academy of Economic & Community Development
Session 1 – Sponsored by CLECO
Tuesday June 19, 2018
Louisiana Delta Community College
7500 Millhaven Road, Monroe
 
9:00am    Welcome
                  Chancellor Dennis Epps
                  Louisiana Delta Community College
 
9:15am     The Role of the Regional Economic Development Organization
                    Scott Martinez, President
                    North Louisiana Economic Partnership
 
10:00am  Basics of Community & Economic Development
                  Pat Witty, LED; Director Community Competitiveness & Small Business Services
                  Stacey Neal, LED; Director of Community Competitiveness
 
10:45am    Louisiana Sites Database – How to Use
                    Rhonda Reap-Curiel
                    CENCOR Consulting Group, LLC
                      LIDEA President
 
11:30am   Lunch
                   CLECO – The Role of the Utility
 
12:15pm    Basics on responding to a Request for Proposal
                    Audrey Hutchinson, LED; Proposal Services Coordinator
                    Michael Tepper, LED; Assistant Director Business Intelligence
 
1:00pm       Retention & Expansion – Working with local business
                     Melody Woodworth, LED; Executive Director Business Retention & Expansion
 
1:45pm      The Role of the Community College
                    Dennis Epps, Chancellor
                    Louisiana Delta Community College
 
2:30pm      Wrap Up – Q&A
                    Rhonda Reap-Curiel

 

 

LIDEA Academy of Economic & Community Development
Session 3 – Sponsored by CLECO
Tuesday July 17, 2018
Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation
15485 West Club Deluxe
Hammond, LA 70403
 
9:00am    Welcome
         
 
9:15am     The Role of the Regional Economic Development Organization
               
 
10:00am  Basics of Community & Economic Development
             
 
10:45am    Louisiana Sites Database – How to Use
                  
 
11:30am   Lunch
                   CLECO – The Role of the Utility
 
12:15pm    Basics on responding to a Request for Proposal
    
 
1:00pm       Retention & Expansion – Working with local business
                
 
1:45pm      The Role of the Community College
                 
 
2:30pm      Wrap Up – Q&A