St. John hosting National Economic Development Week, starting Monday

Published 2:23 pm Friday, May 4, 2018

LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist Parish will join the country in celebrating Economic Development Week the week of May 7-12.
This celebration was created and is coordinated by The International Economic Development Council and will be the organization’s 92nd anniversary as the largest professional membership organization for economic developers.
Economic development commonly includes the creation of jobs and wealth, and the improvement of quality of life.
It also influences growth and restructuring of an economy to enhance the economic well-being of a community. Through the efforts of the Economic Development Department, all of these are being addressed through business training, business outreach and workforce development.

Please join the Economic Department and Parish officials in commemorating the week with a schedule of special events.

ED Week Schedule:
  • Monday, May 7 – Economic Development Committee Meeting, 12:00 noon, Percy Hebert Building, LaPlace
  • Monday, May 7 – Kick-off Reception, 6:00 pm, Petra’s Restaurant, LaPlace
  • Tuesday, May 8 – Job & Career Fair, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, REGALA Gym, Reserve
  • Wednesday, May 9 – “Taste of Tourism”, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Belle Terre Country Club, LaPlace
  • Thursday, May 10 – “A Night of Networking”, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, – St. John Theatre, Reserve
  • Friday, May 11 – Port of South LA Breakfast, 8:30 am – 9:30 am, Port of South LA Guesthouse, Reserve
Please contact the Economic Development Department at (985) 652-9569 to RSVP to assist with spreading the word on social media. Use #stjohned and #eddevweek then don’t forget to tag St. John the Baptist Parish in your posts!
— Submitted by St. John Communications.