Gov. Edwards Announces Coastal Technical Assistance Center

Sep 13, 2019

Gov. John Bel Edwards, Nicholls State University President Jay Clune and South Louisiana Economic Council President and CEO Vic Lafont announced plans Friday for a resource center to help Louisiana companies compete for coastal protection and restoration work across the Louisiana coast. The Louisiana Coastal Technical Assistance Center will assist Louisiana firms in qualifying for work as contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in Louisiana’s growing water management sector.

The center, known as CTAC, will be based at Nicholls State University, where the South Louisiana Economic Council will oversee the center’s management and operations. CTAC will help companies acquire training, licensing and other qualifications for participating in the public bidding process for coastal recovery projects. Gov. Edwards and Dr. Clune joined officials from Louisiana Economic Development, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, the South Louisiana Economic Council and The Water Institute of the Gulf in signing a Memorandum of Understanding for the creation and operation of the center.

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