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Moving forward: Unified Economic Development Council creates formal board: brings in support from other groups

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The advisory panel working towards a unified economic development plan or Louisiana achieved its goal of creating the board that will oversee economic develoment in the city.
The board, named the Unified Economic Development Council (UEDC), will be made up of Mayor Bart Niedner, Bob Mustell, Tim Jenkins, Ken Lane and Diana Huckstep.
The Louisiana Chamber of Commerce agreed to join the council along with the Louisiana Visitor and Convention Bureau and the Louisiana Municipal Corporation, the city’s non-profit wing made up of the city council and mayor.
“We spoke at our last meeting and we really only had one member who was hesitant. We just had to let them know it doesn’t mean we’re going to dissolve the chamber so it’s something where if it doesn’t work out there is no chamber,” chamber board member Justin Selle said.

The advisory panel named the United Economic Develoment Council on Friday, Nov. 17. Panel members pictured are from left: Bart Niedner, Randall Cone, Justin Selle, Connie Bair, Bob Mustell, Anne Luebrecht and John Gulick. Not pictured but present were Viki Cadwallader, Jon Moran and Ken Lane.

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