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We are all in economic development


My friend and mentor Jerry Frentress used to say, “We’re all in sales all the time, and our number one product is us.” I’m often reminded of that when I am thinking of economic development. You see, no one knows our community better than we do.

Last week, we published a story about the changing grading system for schools in Louisiana, and that many schools’ letter grades will most likely drop as a result. This was quite a blow for all of us. Here’s why:

When prospective companies look for sites for establishment or expansion, the quality of the public school


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