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Jun 7, 2014 1:01 PM by AP

Southern to host development conference

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Entrepreneurs, policymakers and academics will discuss policies, business trends and strategies June 19-21 at the EDA University Center for Economic Development's conference on the Baton Rouge campus of Southern University.

The Advocate reports the conference theme is "Advancing Entrepreneurship and Innovation." The registration deadline is June 11.

Keynote speakers and panelists include John Butler, director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas; Don Cravins Jr., chief of staff for Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.; Quentin Messer Jr., assistant secretary for Louisiana Economic Development; Ralph Christy, professor of marketing management and economic development at Cornell University; and Kenneth Robinson, community development specialist and associate professor at Clemson University.

To register for the conference, visit

The cost for the three-day conference is $75 per person.


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