Saturday, July 20, 2024

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Announces Third Annual Rural Economic Development Forum

by BIZ Magazine

Marksville, LA – The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana is set to host the third annual Louisiana Rural and Economic (LaRuE) Development Summit at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana, on Monday, July 22, and Tuesday, July 23, 2024. This event will feature keynote speakers, panelists, and industry experts who will address key issues and opportunities in rural healthcare, entrepreneurship, business development, technology, and more.

Summit Details and Mission

The LaRuE Summit aims to foster economic growth in rural communities by providing business owners with valuable insights on relationship building and strategic partnerships with local, state, and national agencies, corporate America, and Native American Tribes. The ultimate goal is to create opportunities locally so that residents of rural Louisiana can find work without having to relocate.

“Ultimately, our goal is to bring industry home. LaRuE aims to provide opportunities and education on a local level so that rural Louisianians don’t have to relocate their families to find work. We are bringing prospects to those ready and willing to innovate and thrive in central Louisiana,” said Marshall Pierite, Chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe. “Native Americans and rural communities have historically been underserved and excluded from stable, high-paying opportunities. Through our efforts, we are one step closer to prosperity for all – not just some.”

Topics and Sessions

The summit will cover a range of topics through lectures, panels, and guest speakers, including:

  • Healthcare Trends, Challenges, and Innovations
  • Rural Economic Development Opportunities
  • Bridging the Digital Gap and Advancing Digital Equity
  • Harvesting Opportunities: Exploring Agriculture in Rural Communities
  • Grant Funding and How to Navigate the Grants Process

Attendees and Registration

The event is open to all economic development professionals, including business owners, small business developers, government officials, chamber of commerce professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, university faculty and staff from across Louisiana, and students. Early registration is available at a fee of $99 per individual, with discounted rates for organizations registering as a group.

For more details and to register, visit LaRuE Registration.

Supporting Economic Growth

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has a longstanding commitment to supporting economic development and growth among Native Americans, particularly those residing in rural areas of Louisiana. The LaRuE Summit represents a significant step in their ongoing efforts to bring prosperity and high-quality opportunities to these communities.

For more information about the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, visit Tunica-Biloxi Tribe.

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