On Thursday, February 21, the Louisiana Statewide Business Summit kicked off with infrastructure leaders ensuring the Louisiana business community understood how important state infrastructure was across all sectors.
The New Orleans port has been thriving as of late with increased cargo traffic. To handle the increase in shipping, there needs to be reliable roads, highways and bridges in order to transport the goods coming in and out of the port. The booming business of the port will only be beneficial if there is infrastructure to handle it.
“For us, the key is infrastructure and working with the state to make sure they deliver that,” said Port of New Orleans President and CEO Brandy Christian.
Private businesses rely on infrastructure daily to ensure their operations run smoothly. To bring more business to the state, Louisiana roads, highways and bridges need to be able to handle businesses transportation needs. The panel on infrastructure at the business summit included the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson. He made it clear it is time for Louisiana to get serious about funding and that business leaders need to understand how essential infrastructure is to their business.
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