BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced a new appointment to the Board of Commerce and Industry.
Board of Commerce and Industry serves to provide benefits and
incentives to encourage businesses to locate or expand new or existing
operations in Louisiana in accordance with Louisiana Vision 2020, which
serves to communicate to the citizens of Louisiana a long-term
strategic economic development plan to expand and diversify its economy.
to statute, the board consists of twenty members, fifteen of whom are
gubernatorial appointments representative of businesses across the
state. The governor, the secretary of the Department of Economic
Development, and the lieutenant governor or their designees will serve
as ex-officio members on the board. In addition, the governor selects
one elected municipal official from nominations submitted by the
Louisiana Municipal Association and one member from the nominations
submitted by the Police Jury Association.
Kevin Langley, of
Baton Rouge, is the co-owner of Ellis Construction and is the former
president of the New Orleans chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization.
Langley is also a member of the Business Advisory Council to Xavier
University and will serve as a representative of Louisiana businesses,
as required by statute.