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Louisiana's Transformative Economy

May 5-6, 2022

SBDC

1514 Martens Drive

Hammond, LA

Early Registration - LIDEA Members   $350 

Early Registration - Non Members     $400  

 

Regular Registration - LIDEA Members $400 

Regular Registration - Non Members   $450  

Course Description:

Major changes in global business patterns have altered the corporate landscape.  New methods of production, challenges to main street, continuing globalization of major markets and the relentless beat of technological innovation have imposed new pressures on the private sector.  The continuing impact of the COVID 19 pandemic has only accelerated many of these transformative processes.
 

What impact will these changes have on economic development in Louisiana ?  Over a day and a half, experts on all facets of Louisiana's economy, including workforce, energy, retail, transportation, logistics and the hospitality industry, will discuss the transformative impact of these changes upon Louisiana's economy.  In addition to private sector representatives, public sector subject matter experts will focus on those significant drivers and challenges that will control the future of Louisiana's state, parish and community economic future.

Real Estate Development & Re-Use

August 24-25, 2022

SBDC

1514 Martens Drive

Hammond, LA

Early Registration - LIDEA Members   $350 

Early Registration - Non Members     $400  

 

Regular Registration - LIDEA Members $400 

Regular Registration - Non Members   $450  

Course Description:​

Course participants will learn the fundamentals of market and site analysis, financial feasibility, and what political considerations are required to move a development project from conception to realization. Additionally, this course will cover a wide variety of financing tools that are available at the local, regional, and state levels, including tax increment financing, bond financing, tax credits, tax abatement's, land assembly, and brownfield redevelopment. Multiple in-class case studies will be used to help participants work through actual financial and regulatory problems.

 

Attendees will be introduced to the basics of real estate development and reuse. Participants will be introduced to the development process and the roles of the private and public sector and non-profits.

Marketing & Attraction

October 4-5, 2022

SBDC

1514 Martens Drive

Hammond, LA

Early Registration - LIDEA Members   $350 

Early Registration - Non Members     $400  

 

Regular Registration - LIDEA Members $400 

Regular Registration - Non Members   $450  

Course Description:

None of the other work you do as an economic developer matters much if you aren't telling your story well to get potential new investors interested.

Find out how to evaluate your product and understand the marketplace in order to be successful in marketing and attraction.  From essentials to targeting to digital tools, this course provides an overview of the marketing world specifically for economic developers.  A case study and peer evaluations of marketing materials provide valuable interaction.

 

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