Impact - Louisiana Office of Tourism Tops Returns on Investment
$13.90 is the return on investment for every dollar spent by the Office of Tourism. Over 175,000 people were directly employed by the Louisiana travel and tourism industry in 2004. In terms of production, $5.9 billion (3.8%) of Louisiana's Gross State Product was directly attributable to expenditures by visitors to Louisiana
LT. GOVERNOR LANDRIEU TO ADDRESS UNITED NATIONS PANEL -- 12/12/2008
Office of Lieutenant Governor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2008
LT. GOVERNOR LANDRIEU TO ADDRESS UNITED NATIONS PANEL
Louisiana to be Driving Force behind Global Innovation to Grow Jobs through Culture
Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu has been invited by the State of Qatar to the United Nations to participate in the United Nations Day for South-South Leaders' Round-Table that will kick off on December 16 in New York. As guest speaker, Lt. Governor Landrieu will focus on Louisiana's creative economic development in collaboration with global community efforts, which was showcased at the recent World Cultural Economic Forum.
"We have a strong and diverse economy in Louisiana, which has positioned us to develop jobs through our culture, said Lt. Governor Landrieu. "Here we build valuable economic opportunities by supporting creative and cultural industries such as food, music, film and art."
In 2004, the Lt. Governor created the World Cultural Economic Forum to build cultural economic development opportunities by bringing together cultural ambassadors and leaders from around the world. Louisiana's cultural economy has helped lead the way for our state's rebirth, rebuilding a stronger and more diverse economy. Culture here means business, accounting for 144,000 jobs and tens of millions of dollars in economic activity.
The United Nations South-South Cooperation is a broad framework for collaboration among countries of the South (Developing Countries) in the political, economic, social, environmental and technical fields. In the past few years, worldly attention has been drawn to the many developing-country economies growing much faster than pre-existing developed and transition economies. These new patterns of trade, investment, and other economic relationships among southern countries are dramatically changing the institutional and power structures of the South.