LIDEA ... THE VOICE OF THE PROFESSION IN LOUISIANA
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.
OFFERING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, POLICY ADVOCACY, AND COLLABORATION
I've been a member of LIDEA since 2006 and I could not be more satisfied with the value of my membership. It provides me with the ability to network with other economic development professionals from throughout the state and I cherish the personal relationships which were born through LIDEA. My membership also ignited a desire within me to pursue a certification in Economic Development which I completed in the inaugural class of Certified Louisiana Economic Developers in 2011. LIDEA is my lifeline to all economic development news throughout the state and I’m delighted to be a member.
MARTIN WALKE, LOUISIANA PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY