Governor's office announces date for Louisiana Statewide Business Summit

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Business and industry leaders will come together to discuss the latest on the state’s economic development during the Louisiana Statewide Business Summit in February.

The summit will include economic development success stories and ways public and private sector leaders plan to address that state’s economic challenges.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will deliver a keynote address, and private and public sector leaders will discuss the following topics:

*Infrastructure: Investing in Our Future, moderated by CSRS President Tim Barfield.

*Financial Stability: Tax Policy and Financial Reform, moderated by Public Affairs Research Council President Robert Travis Scott.

*Forward Momentum and Opportunity: Louisiana Economic Development, moderated by LED Secretary Don Pierson.

*Bold New World: Water, Cyber and Advanced Manufacturing, with presentations accompanied by a working lunch.

The event will take place Thursday, Feb. 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel. You can register for the summit here, and click here for the agenda and more event details.

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