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High Tech Economy (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-11-29

Duration: 00:06:27

Subjects: Economy | Technology


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Bares, Allen Interviewee
  • Thien, Doug Speaker
  • Clinton, Jim Speaker
  • Swearingen, Lawson Interviewee
  • Gomez, Ron Interviewee


This segment from the November 29, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on the steps needed to move Louisiana’s economy towards high technology and research and development. It includes highlights of a recent meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee on Economic Development, including testimony by Doug Thien of Advanced Polymers, Inc. and Jim Clinton of the Gulf South Research Institute (GSRI). His report also touches on the Quest Project, a plan developed by GSRI to market new technologies being developed by Louisiana’s colleges and universities. Johnson’s report also includes interviews with State Senator Allen Bares, State Senator Lawson Swearingen, and State Representative Ron Gomez.