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Vidalia Company Makes List of Fastest Growing Companies in America’s

admin | 16th August, 2017
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Vidalia Company Makes List of Fastest Growing Companies in America’s
Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000   SOUTHERN DESIGNS Ranks No. 558 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 803%     NEW YORK, August 16, 2017 – Inc. magazine today ranked Southern Designs NO. 558 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ...

HAPPY HOUR ‘MAKER MORNINGS’ EVENT FEATURES HORNBECK ENTREPRENEURS

admin | 28th July, 2017
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HAPPY HOUR ‘MAKER MORNINGS’ EVENT FEATURES HORNBECK ENTREPRENEURS A Happy Hour edition of Maker Mornings will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at The Gem in downtown Alexandria and feature a keynote address from the owners of Lavender Falls, a working lavender farm based in the Vernon Parish town of Hornbeck. REGISTER HERE ...

WALKER AUTOMOTIVE ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION OF ITS REMODELDED TOYOTA FACILITY

admin | 07th July, 2017
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WALKER AUTOMOTIVE ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION OF ITS REMODELDED TOYOTA FACILITY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2017           FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT                       LAWRENCE S. SEARCY, JR.                                             318-445-6421     WALKER AUTOMOTIVE ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION OF ITS REMODELDED TOYOTA FACILITY   Walker Automotive is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of its remodeled Toyota facility at 5735 coliseum Boulevard in Alexandria, Louisiana. The renovation will ...

All Things Local Food in Central Louisiana Regional Food Digest: May 19, 2017

admin | 22nd May, 2017
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All Things Local Food in Central Louisiana  Regional Food Digest: May 19, 2017
Kids Club Launching at Two Markets this June! We all want kids to eat their fruits and veggies, and Central Louisiana’s farmers markets are making it a little easier to ensure they do. Kids Club is a program that provides children with wooden tokens that are redeemable for fresh produce – at no cost to ...

Technology in Farming Small Courses Announced

admin | 28th April, 2017
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Fresh Central is hosting a series of short courses in May 2017, with topics designed for small, diversified farms, market gardeners, and skill-seekers interested in farming and large scale gardening for fun and profit. These short courses are an in-depth exploration of farm technology fundamentals and best practices that can help you build a lean, ...

MAKER MORNINGS – HAPPY HOUR EDITION

admin | 20th April, 2017
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MAKER MORNINGS – HAPPY HOUR EDITION
A special Happy Hour edition of Maker Mornings will feature a Vidalia businessman’s success story and the unveiling of an interactive map that highlights Central Louisiana’s makers. The free event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, at The Gem, located at 1014 Third St., in downtown Alexandria. Register ...

CLEDA’S PROJECT REWRITE AIMS TO HELP ADULT LEARNERS

admin | 20th April, 2017
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CLEDA’S PROJECT REWRITE AIMS TO HELP ADULT LEARNERS
Dear Fellow Education Advocates,   You and your organization depend on the success of our education delivery system to help all of our citizens become productive members of our economy. Unfortunately, we have 55,000 adults that have not yet achieved their High School Diploma. You can help us help these adults get back on the ...

GRANT PARISH PLANT PROJECT SUSPENDED

admin | 31st March, 2017
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GRANT PARISH PLANT PROJECT SUSPENDED
GRANT PARISH PLANT PROJECT SUSPENDED   Plans by an Eastern European company to convert an idled Grant Parish biofuels plant into an ammonia manufacturing facility have been put on hold indefinitely, officials with the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance announced Friday.   “We’re disappointed that the TopChem project has been suspended,” Jim Clinton, president and ...

CLEDA Seeks Division Leader

admin | 20th March, 2017
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CLEDA Seeks Division Leader
WANTED: MAJOR EMPLOYERS DIVISION LEADER   Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance is the regional economic development organization for the Ten Parishes of Central Louisiana. CLEDA provides a wide variety of economic development services including recruitment, retention and development of major employers; building knowledge platforms and networks to achieve higher levels of educational achievement and skills ...

Ice House Entrepreneurship Program begins March 16

admin | 07th March, 2017
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Ice House Entrepreneurship Program begins March 16
The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program begins March 16th If you or someone you know has always wanted to be a business owner but not sure of the first step this workshop series could be the answer. The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is an experiential learning program designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental ...