THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SHREVEPORT, La. — Shreveport city officials and community leaders say a trip to Oklahoma City last week provided them with new economic development ideas.
More than 50 people made the trip, according to The Times (http://bit.ly/nAFlH6). Businesses sponsored the bus trip and a reception. Meals and hotel expenses were paid individually.
Mayor Cedric Glover said he selected Oklahoma City for the trip because of its similarity to Shreveport.
Glover said he was impressed by the economic development efforts of Oklahoma City's Chamber of Commerce.
Glover said he was impressed by the economic development efforts of Oklahoma City's Chamber of Commerce. Caddo Commissioner Matthew Linn said he, too, was impressed by the work of Oklahoma City's chamber. He said one of those efforts was a partnership with a biomedical research foundation.
Linn said he would like to see Shreveport's chamber become more involved in economic development.
Information from: The Times, http://www.shreveporttimes.com/