Event Calendar

Monday, October 15, 2018

LIDEA Academy Monroe

Start Date: 10/15/2018 9:00 AM CDT
End Date: 10/16/2018 1:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Louisiana Delta Community College

Location:
7500 Millhaven Road
Monroe, LA  United States  71203

Organization Name: LIDEA

Contact:
Stacey Neal
Email: stacey.neal@la.gov
Phone: 225-342-4703

LIDEA Academy Monroe

Monday, October 15- Tuesday, October 16
October 15
9:00-5:00
October 16
9:00-1:00

LIDEA Academy of Economic & Community Development
Sponsored by CLECO
October 15-16, 2018
Louisiana Delta Community College
7500 Millhaven Road, Monroe
 
9:00am    Welcome – Day 1
                    Rhonda Reap-Curiel, LIDEA President
 
9:15am     The Role of the Regional Economic Development Organization
                    Scott Martinez, North Louisiana Economic Partnership
               
10:00am   What it Takes to Win the Project
                    Kevin Cuppia, Graphic Packaging
 
10:45am    Louisiana Sites Database – How to Use
                    Rhonda Reap-Curiel
                    CENCOR Consulting Group, LLC
                      LIDEA President
 
                     Amy Singleton
                    Entergy
 
11:30am   Lunch
                   CLECO – The Role of the Utility
 
12:30pm    Basics on responding to a Request for Proposal
                    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      State Incentive Programs
                    Steve Baham, Frank Favaloro & Chris Stelly
 
2:30pm      The Role of the Higher Ed
                     Dennis Epps, Chancellor, Louisiana Delta Community College
 
3:15pm      Wrap Up – Q&A
                    Rhonda Reap-Curiel
 
3:30pm     Tour CenturyLink
 
 
Day 2
 
 
9:00am    Policy Issues
                    Rhonda Reap-Curiel, LIDEA President
 
9:30am     Small Business Programs
                   Stephanie Hartman, LED  
 
10:15am   Funding Resources (facilitated by Tana Trichel)
                    USDA – Lee Jones, Assistant Director
                    DRA – Leslie Durham
                   LPFA – Martin Walke
 
11:45am  Basics of Community & Economic Development
                  Pat Witty, LED; Director Community Competitiveness & Small Business Services
                  Stacey Neal, LED; Director of Community Competitiveness
 
12:30pm   Wrap Up