LT. GOV. LANDRIEU & MAYOR HOLDEN TO HOST DELEGATION FROM TAIWAN, PROMOTE CULTURE, TOURISM AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN LOUISIANA -- 07/15/2005
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JULY 15, 2005
LT. GOV. LANDRIEU & MAYOR HOLDEN TO HOST DELEGATION FROM TAIWAN, PROMOTE CULTURE, TOURISM AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN LOUISIANA
Receive Delegates on July 21st at the Pentagon Barracks
Baton Rouge, LA - Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu and Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden will host a delegation from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, as Taiwan considers economic projects in the U.S. Landrieu and Holden will receive the delegation on Thursday, July 21.
"I am pleased to have the opportunity to support Mayor Holden in his efforts to attract international business to the Baton Rouge area," said Landrieu. "Since taking office we have had the opportunity to receive dignitaries and businesspeople from around the world. I look forward to hosting the delegation from Taiwan and learning about potential cultural, tourism and business opportunities for Louisiana."
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston (TECO- Houston) represents the interests of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. The mission of TECO- Houston is to improve Taiwan-U.S. relations in this service area, while promoting the interests of both countries. Director General Kenneth Liao will lead the delegation.
"The Lt. Governor has given us an opportunity to showcase our state to people from around the world as we work to enter into economic development partnerships that provide growth in our communities," said Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden. "This is a follow-up to our trip to Taiwan. Mitch is helping us bring economic development to Baton Rouge and Louisiana as we reach out to let people know that we are serious about bringing jobs to our state."
Following the meeting between Lieutenant Governor Landrieu, Mayor Holden and the delegation from Taiwan, the Lieutenant Governor's Office will host a wine and cheese reception for the delegation to meet the business leaders from the Baton Rouge area. The reception will be held at 4:00 pm in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor's Pentagon Barracks meeting space (959 Third Street, Building C).