LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas in the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy Dr. Paula Gant shared her insight on the projected economic boom in Southwest Louisiana at a special program hosted by the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, the U.S. Department of Commerce/Export Assistance Center and the Louisiana District Council.
"When I look at my hometown here, I see the tremendous promise that we all have set before us here," said Gant, a Sulphur native. "I know you're all going to reap the benefits."
Gant was joined by nearly 100 local business leaders at the McNeese SEED center to discuss a topic that seems to be appearing more than ever: the growth of Southwest Louisiana.