Monthly Archives: April 2012

Each of the eight Regional Planning & Development Districts is receiving nominations for the Region 6 Lantern Award. Louisiana Economic Development (LED) bestows a Lantern Award to outstanding manufacturers, one from each of the eight regions of Louisiana per year. The deadline for nominations is Monday, May 7. These are received in each region through the state’s eight Regional Planning and Development Districts.

Nomination packages may be obtained at the Louisiana Association of Planning and Development Districts’ website and are due to the corresponding district office.Anyone may nominate a manufacturer for this award. Download the 2012 Nomination Packet.

Awards will be presented Tuesday, June 12, at a Governor’s Mansion reception. The Lantern Awards are a partnership between Louisiana Economic Development, the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association and the Louisiana Quality Foundation. . The lanterns received by the award recipients have been handcrafted from copper and Louisiana cypress for more than 50 years by Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights in New Orleans.… Continue reading? →

Visit, login, and begin your community or organization’s grant application today! The deadline was May 29. Contact your Local Development District, one of the eight Districts of Louisiana for assistance.… Continue reading? →

SWREDA_EDA_2012_Conference Flyer

The Economic Development Administration Austin Regional Office

and Southwest Regional Economic Development Association present…

May 16-18, 2012, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

21st Century Infrastructure:

Meeting the Challenge


Renaissance Oklahoma City, 10 North Broadway Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102


Cox Convention, 1 Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City, OK 73102


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

1:00 – 6:00 PM Conference Registration

2:00 – 4:00 PM Southwest Region University Center Meeting

2:00 – 4:00 PM SWREDA Training Concurrent Sessions

Executive Director’s Institute

Practitioner Session

4:00 – 5:30 PM SWREDA Board Meeting

6:00 PM Opening Reception and Star of the Southwest Presentations

Thursday, May 17, 2012

8:00 – 9:00 AM Conference Registration

9:00 – 10:30 AM Conference Opening Plenary Session

10:45– 11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions

Building America’s Potential

A. 21st Century Infrastructure Needs

B. Out-Competing, Out-Innovating, Out-Educating

12:00 – 1:30 PM Keynote Luncheon

America’s Energy Infrastructure

2:00 – 3:30 PM Great Conversations

Substantive Roundtable Discussions amongst Economic Developers

3:45 – 6:00 PM Walking Tours

Local expert led visits to Oklahoma City’s Latest Economic Game Changers

Friday, May 18, 2012

7:30 – 9:00 AM Breakfast – NADO Legislative Update

9:15 – 10:30 AM Plenary Discussion

21st Century Infrastructure: Meeting the Challenge

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