Become an expert on north Louisiana opportunities July 16, 2017BlogJessica Hemingway Register before August 1 to receive early bird pricing North Louisiana will soon be home to the first-ever conference benefitting both your professional skills and your communities. Upstate Rising: The North Louisiana Public-Private Partnership, Real Estate Development, and Land Use Planning Law Conference is scheduled for Friday, August 25. Upstate Rising will focus on strategies for driving community growth and progress through real estate development (residential and commercial), including marketing to millennials; public/private partnerships (a first for a conference focus in this region); lessons to learn from three successful communities building on technology and tradition for their futures; state and regional economic development and workforce initiatives; and best practices for planning ahead, including removing community nuisances as barriers to growth. The sessions will be facilitated by industry experts representing public and private organizations from across the state, including Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson. Upstate Rising is designed to attract a cross-section of business and industry professionals including; realtors, architects, engineers, attorneys, real estate developers, public officials, municipal planners, and financial institutions. For additional information and to register click here.