• Mission Statement

    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. 

  • Membership

    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 

  • Upcoming Events

    LIDEA provides educational opportunities on a wide range of current economic development topics and provides the opportunity for networking among peers.  

  • Professional Development

    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. 

  • Legislation

    LIDEA is a valued information resource and voice on both state and federal legislative issues that impact our profession, state and communities.

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