LT. GOVERNOR LANDRIEU REPORTS ON NEW ORLEANS REBUILD AT GLOBAL CONFERENCE IN LOS ANGELES -- 04/23/2007
Office of Lieutenant GovernorFOR IMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2007
LT. GOVERNOR LANDRIEU REPORTS ON NEW ORLEANS REBUILD AT GLOBAL CONFERENCE IN LOS ANGELES
(Baton Rouge, LA) -- Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu will discuss the rebuilding of New Orleans at the 10th Anniversary Global Conference of the Milken Institute in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 24. The Milken Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan economic think tank devoted to improving the lives and economic conditions of impoverished people around the world by helping business, government and public policy leaders identify and implement innovative ideas for creating prosperity.
"The Milken Institute World Conference every year attracts over 2500 leaders from the worlds of business, government and finance," Landrieu said. "Some of the best minds in the world are focused on Louisiana today."
Lt. Governor Landrieu will discuss the resiliency of Louisiana's economy and people, and give a clear assessment of the recovery needs. He will participate in a panel that looks at post-Katrina New Orleans as a "case -study" of an emerging domestic market with untapped and underdeveloped resources that could be helped through a combination of public-private-nonprofit partnerships.
Also on the panel with the Lt. Governor is the Honorable Andrew Young, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and co-founder and Chairman of GoodWorks International; John Kallenborn, President-New Orleans Region, JPMorgan Chase Bank, North America; and Sean Cummings, President, Ekistics Inc. The panel moderator is Scott Cowen, President of Tulane University.
The Milken Institute was founded in 1991 with a mandate to find new ways to create jobs and generate capital for local, national, and global entrepreneurs. Through educational roundtables, forums, seminars and conferences, the institute encourages decision makers worldwide to exchange ideas and use market-based solutions on problems and issues facing today's world.