Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance

Major Employers

LaSalle Parish lands $115 Million Plant

admin | 13th March, 2018
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LaSalle Parish lands $115 Million Plant
Hunt Forest Products of Ruston and its Canadian partner Tolko Industries will build a $115 million sawmill in LaSalle Parish in the heart of Louisiana timber country. The project will eventually create more than 100 direct permanent jobs. “We are excited to be bringing a high-tech sawmill, and the skilled jobs it will provide, to ...
admin | 01st March, 2018
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Hunt Forest Products Announces $115 Million Mill In Central Louisiana State-of-the-art lumber mill will create 110 direct jobs and result in over 300 new indirect jobs URANIA, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Hunt Forest Products co-owner James D. Hunt announced the company will build a state-of-the-art $115 million lumber mill in Urania, ...

CLEDA Seeks Executive Assistant, Major Employers Division

admin | 01st March, 2018
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Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA) is the regional economic development organization for the ten parishes of Central Louisiana. CLEDA provides a wide variety of economic development services which include recruitment, retention, and development of major employers; development of knowledge platforms and networks to achieve higher levels of educational and skills attainment; and regional innovation ...

Meet our Quarterly Luncheon Speaker

admin | 26th January, 2018
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Meet our Quarterly Luncheon Speaker
JEANNETTE GOLDSMITH VICE PRESIDENT Site Selectors Guild Member Jeannette Goldsmith is Vice President of Strategic Development Group, where she specializes in site selection and incentive negotiations for clients worldwide. Jeannette’s background spans more than 20 years in site location consulting, incentive negotiations, and economic development consulting with McCallum Sweeney and then with her own company, ...

SIMPSON TAPPED TO LEAD CLEDA’S MAJOR EMPLOYERS DIVISION

admin | 24th August, 2017
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SIMPSON TAPPED TO LEAD CLEDA’S MAJOR EMPLOYERS DIVISION
ALEXANDRIA, LA – The Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA) welcomes Larkin Simpson, EDFP, IOM as Vice President of the Major Employers Division.   Simpson, a Cleveland, Mississippi native, joins CLEDA from Jones County, MS where he most recently led the Economic Development Authority of Jones County and Jones County Chamber of Commerce as a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Louisiana Leading the Way in Post-Secondary Certification

admin | 23rd May, 2016
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from www.thetowntalk.com A report put Louisiana at No. 1 for the percentage of adults with a high-quality post-secondary certificate, and the state’s overall rate of earning a credential improved from last to 26th. The drastic move up the ranks comes from a change to include certificates in the equation and a push for more credential ...

Congratulations to Crest Industries on their Restructuring Announcement

admin | 02nd February, 2016
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Crest industries’ Chief Executive Officer Kenny Robison, has named Crest leaders to new roles.  “To support Crest Industries’ continued growth and movement toward our 2020 vision and beyond, I am excited to announce some key leadership and organizational structure changes,” said Kenny. John Doggett was named Chief Administrator Officer, Dennis Wimmert promoted to Chief Operating ...

Eight Central Louisiana Parishes To Become Certified Work Ready Communities

admin | 21st November, 2015
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Eight parish teams from CLEDA’s Central Louisiana region recently convened in New Orleans with ACT’s Work ReadyCommunitiesinitiative and the Delta Regional Authority Chairman, Chris Masingill, to begin the process for confirming their respective areas as “Certified Work Ready Communities.”  The parishes participating are Allen, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Vernon and Winn, as well as ...