Governor Jindal visits Louisiana Tech, touts economic and workforce development

Sep 18, 2009 | General News

Governor Bobby Jindal visited Louisiana Tech University on Friday to speak to the Rotary Club of Lincoln, discussing the challenges and successes of the state’s economic and workforce development initiatives.

Jindal spoke to over 100 business and community leaders, state legislators, and university officials during a luncheon in Louisiana Tech’s Student Center.

“Our state’s top priority can be summed up in three words: jobs, jobs, and jobs,” said Jindal. “In order to create a better and stronger Louisiana, we need to stop the exporting of our greatest assets: our people. They are the most important competitive advantage we have.”

Jindal also explained that the state’s economic and workforce development efforts are resulting in new and relocating companies choosing Louisiana over other areas of the country to set up their business operations.

“Because of the steps we are taking, high-tech companies like Network Foundation Technologies in Ruston are opting for the incentives and lower cost of living that Louisiana can offer.”



Written by Dave Guerin