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Northeast Region Economic Projects, Rural Resources in Spotlight at September 21 Event

Louisiana Economic Development and the Governor’s Office of Rural Development will join local partners in northeast Louisiana on Wednesday, Sept. 21, to update stakeholders on the state’s ongoing rural revitalization efforts.

The event is the fifth in a five-week series of events that LED has been leading in rural communities around the state to highlight regional economic development projects; provide an overview of the Strategic Plan for Rural Development created by the Governor’s Advisory Council on Rural Revitalization; and offer information about available resources for rural communities.

The Northeast Region event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at West Monroe Convention Center at 901 Ridge Ave. In addition to LED and the Governor’s Office of Rural Development, representatives from the Louisiana Dept. of Health, Louisiana Public Facilities Authority, local community colleges, regional and local economic development organizations and local planning district will participate in the program.

The event is open to the public, but advance registration is requested. Registration is available here.

The strategic plan is available for addressing concerns unique to rural Louisiana communities, which was produced by Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Advisory Council on Rural Revitalization in 2021. The state continues to use that blueprint to deliver improvements in rural areas across the state.

Learn about LED’s Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative, targeting rural small businesses around the state for second-stage growth. It is the first project of its kind in the country, providing an integrated package of services – customized research, peer learning and leadership development – to specific, established rural companies.

More information on the latest rural economic development project announcements is available on, the website devoted to Louisiana’s rural revitalization efforts.