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Technology in Louisiana (2009)

Louisiana Public Square



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-11-25

Duration: 00:57:17

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise | Digital media | Video game industry | Electronic Arts, Inc. | Nerjyzed Entertainment, Inc. | Carencro High School Academy of Information Technology | Lafayette Utilities System | Technology | High technology | Education | Economy | Infrastructure (Economics) | Skilled labor | Business | Industry | Public-private sector cooperation | Digital divide | Business incubators | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Freeman, Craig Host
  • Budd, Sally Photographer
  • Bush, Charles Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Godoy, Al Photographer
  • Miller, Ken Photographer
  • Williams, Ben Director
  • LaFleur, Donna Director
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Godoy, Al Producer
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Lewis, Mark Interviewee
  • Adams, Elliot Interviewee
  • Holt, Philip Interviewee
  • Florsheim, Henry Interviewee
  • Becnel, Kit Interviewee
  • Hebert, Michael Interviewee
  • Huval, Terry Interviewee
  • Corley, Blake Speaker
  • Brooks, Gordon Speaker
  • St. Julien, John Speaker
  • Spizale, Dave Speaker
  • Osborne, Matthew Speaker
  • Rashad, Khadijah Speaker
  • Nale, Robert Speaker
  • Becnel, Kit Speaker
  • Perry, Sherrilyn Speaker
  • Tyler, Melissa Speaker
  • Carmouche, Edith Speaker
  • Laudun, John Speaker
  • Shipman, Maggie Speaker
  • Landry, John Speaker
  • Domingue, Ronald Speaker
  • Touchet, Aaron Speaker
  • Eysink, Curt Panelist
  • Beauchamp, Jacqueline Panelist
  • Greco, Anthony Panelist
  • Clinton, Jim Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana Public Square” from November 25, 2009, features a discussion between the panelists and audience members on the growth of high technology industries in the state. The panelists are: Curt Eysink, the Executive Director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission; Jacqueline Beauchamp, the CEO and co-founder of Nergyzed Entertainment in Baton Rouge; Dr. Anthony Greco, Professor of Economics at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; and Jim Clinton, the CEO of Cenla Advantage Partnership. They discussed: the need for more technology in education; building our technology infrastructure; developing a skilled work force to meet the needs of business and industry; creating a business climate conducive to growth; developing public-private partnerships; bridging the digital divide; business incubators; and involving local companies in education. This episode was filmed at the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) in Lafayette. Host: Beth CourtneyHost: Craig Freeman