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Landrieu to Chair Hearing on Impact of Manufacturing Closures on Small Businesses

Tuesday, April 14, 2009  
Posted by: Oriana Camacho
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WASHINGTON – Tuesday, April 14, United States Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, will hold a hearing in northern Louisiana entitled “Manufacturing Closures in North Louisiana: Impact on Small Businesses and Local Communities.” North Louisiana manufacturing plant closures have cost the region more than 2,000 direct jobs in the last year alone. Sen. Landrieu will tour areas of north Louisiana that have experienced plant closures before the hearing. 

Sen. Landrieu will be available for media interviews immediately following the hearing at 11:30 a.m.

The opening statement and witness testimony will be available online following the hearing at

Who:              U.S. Senate Small Business Committee Chair Mary Landrieu, D-La.

What:             Hearing entitled “Manufacturing Closures in North Louisiana: Impact on Small
                     Businesses and Local Communities.”
When:            TODAY, Tuesday, April 14, 2009
                     9:30 a.m.

                     ***Media availability following the hearing at 11:30 a.m.

Where:           Shreveport Convention Center
                     400 Caddo St.

                     Shreveport, LA 71101

Participant List (for planning purposes only):
The Honorable Rodney Alexander
U.S. House of Representatives
Louisiana 5th District


The Honorable Cedric B. Glover

City of Shreveport


The Honorable Clarence W. Hawkins

City of Bastrop


Karen G. Nardini
Acting Louisiana State Director for Rural Development
U.S Department of Agriculture


Corinne L. Dupuy

Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana

Michael Ricks
Louisiana District Director
U.S. Small Business Administration
Tana Trichel
Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance

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