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  • CLEDA


    The mission of the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance is to help people prosper in vibrant, thriving communities.

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    Central Louisiana is the first and only region in Louisiana to have all of its parishes certified by ACT as "WorkReady Communities."
    Please join us and our partners across the region to celebrate this remarkable region wide achievement during CLEDA's Quarterly Innovation Luncheon. You'll learn how ACT's WorkReady initiative can help your business and how it is helping employees and candidates for employment. And you will learn how this achievement came to be and how we can keep the momentum going.

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    Business Recruitment, Expansion, & Retention


    The Major Employers Division is responsible for the business attraction, expansion and retention efforts of CLEDA. They do this by partnering with local and state allies to promote economic development in Central Louisiana. This division also focuses on developing critical resources such as sites and infrastructure as well as maintaining current data about the region.

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    Innovation & Entrepreneurship


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    Education, Talent, & Knowledge Platforms


    CLEDA's Knowledge Platforms Group works on building education and workforce capacity in the region.

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    Joi-De-Vivre


    The French refer to it as "Joie de vivre". The Cajuns say "Laissez les bon temps rouler!". Others simply refer to it as the "The Good Life".

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