Delgado has evolved to outpace all regional colleges and universities in the number of students we serve, the spectrum of ways we serve them and the impact we have through them on the society and the economy of Louisiana.
Quietly, without fanfare, Delgado Community College has progressed in pace with job markets, stayed ahead of the technological curve and, by remaining true to its mission, become one of the region’s biggest education success stories.
No, we’re not just the “junior college” anymore...
Delgado, an economic powerhouse? Yes, you might say that. For a mere $36.1 million investment by the State of Louisiana, Delgado produces $451 million of direct economic impact – a $12.48 return on every dollar invested.
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The State of Louisiana appropriations figure from FY 2007, the most recent publicly available from the National Center for Education Statistics.
Yet, the actual economic impact is exponentially greater when you consider the effect a Delgado education has on wage earnings and the further impact of Delgado graduates’ spending in the local economy. Moreover, Delgado alumni remain in our region, continuing to enrich our community year after year. Delgado is an integral part of the state’s workforce development solution – and, as such, is its most
important economic growth vehicle. For every dollar invested by the state, Delgado directly produces a $12.48 return. In 2009, Delgado supported almost 7,000 employment positions in Greater Metropolitan New Orleans, creating an economic impact of more than $451 million. More important, in 2009, five years of our graduates in Metro New Orleans fill an estimated 6,996 job openings and earn $82.2 million more in wages than they would without the education and training they received at Delgado. Their educational attainment further generates $81.1 million in broader metropolitan economic impact. Across the nation, community college enrollment has been increasing at three times the rate of four-year institutions. Delgado’s enrollment has been growing by double-digit percentages every year since Katrina, and as of fall 2009 serves more than 23,000 students – making us the largest higher education institution in the greater New Orleans area. The second largest, a four-year university, only serves half as many. In fact, as the flagship college of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Delgado makes up more than 27 percent of all of the state’s total community and technical college enrollment.
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28,000 people in the local workforce were unemployed in 2008.* Yet New Orleans had 22,000 job vacancies.** *New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner Metropolitan Unemployment number for December 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. **New Orleans (Southeast) Job Vacancies for the second quarter 2008, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission Survey of Regional Labor Market Area 1.
There are jobs waiting for people if they have the targeted training, specific skills and hands-on experience that Delgado provides. And there are opportunities to attract, retain, build and grow businesses with a local workforce possessing top skills and training. Delgado is taking the lead in bridging the workforce gap by constantly developing curricula honed to impart the exact knowledge and skills required for the highestdemand, highest-growth careers.
Weâ€™ve come so far, but there is so much more to do.
Yes, opportunities abound, but come prepared. It is Delgado’s primary goal to give students the chance to develop personally and professionally by acquiring practical knowledge and skills tied directly to business and industry’s most pressing workforce needs. That goal serves the region’s broader economy as much as it serves our individual students; the number one reason businesses identify for not locating in Louisiana is a lack of a qualified workforce.
Joined by a vision for the future Delgado leverages its unique perspective afforded by 88 years of history serving the community, along with in-depth market analysis and strategic partnerships, to develop programs that match knowledge and skills directly to workforce demand. We work hand-in-hand with students as well as more than 400 business, industry and union partners to keep our finger on the pulse of regional needs – and we constantly make advancements to meet those evolving needs.
The most, and the best, offerings Delgado offers 45 associate degree programs, more than 70 certificate, diploma and technical competency area options and almost 200 professional and workforce development, intensive services, continuing education and other non-credit courses – the state’s most comprehensive array of education and training choices. They are also some of the state’s – and the nation’s – most successful programs.
Producing healthcare leaders For example, Delgado’s allied health programs are the best and largest in the state. More than half of
our 21 allied health programs boast a perfect 100 percent national certification exam pass rate, and six are exclusive within Louisiana: Dietetic Technician, Massage Therapy, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Ophthalmic Technician, Radiation Therapist and Veterinary Technology. Including short-term training programs, Delgado and LTC Region 1 alumni constitute 75 percent of the New Orleans Metropolitan area’s workforce in allied health professions requiring associate degrees or certificates.
Keeping pace with the digital revolution There are two sides to digital media: the artistic and design side, and the computer-based technologies side. Delgado’s course selection – including two- and three-dimensional graphic design, video game design and digitized film, television, music and sound courses – embrace both. Working with the GNO, Inc. Digital Media Alliance, Delgado is keeping its Computer Information Technology curricula fresh and relevant to the hottest careers in this explosive industry. An almost $1 million grant award from the Louisiana Board of Regents, too, has funded the development of a cutting-edge digital media computer lab at the City Park Campus.
Education aligned with opportunity Occupations with the highest number of vacancies and sectors identified for growth in the region by GNO, Inc.are driven by exactly the kind of technical knowledge and skill sets that Delgado programs are honed to deliver. No other institution’s curricula are more ideally aligned with our region’s workforce needs and economic growth potential.
The top 10 in-demand jobs for 2010 may not have even existed in 2004. * According to former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley
A student today will have 10â€“14 jobs by the age of 38. * According to an estimate by the U.S. Department of Labor
Individuals, employers and institutions are constantly being required to rethink, retool and retrain so they can adapt rapidly amid this backdrop of exponential change. Only Delgado is flexible, nimble and targeted enough to keep its students ahead of this continually shifting curve.
Keeping pace with change demands continuing education.
We are more than an institution of higher learning. We are an institution of lifelong learning. As of fall 2009, recent high school graduates entering the college as first-time freshmen made up almost 10 percent of total credit enrollment, an upsurge in this category of enrolling students. Many of these students have benefitted from a head start at college through the College to Career Transitions and other dual enrollment programs. Between Delgado and LTC Region 1 there are 1,812 dually enrolled high school students attending our college for credits, certificates or degrees. But even more dramatic is the number of mature students – many of whom have been in the working world for years – who are looking to Delgado to enhance their hiring and earning potential amid a declining, yet still rapidly changing, economic environment. All of these thousands of students come to Delgado to gain marketable skills quickly, efficiently and affordably. Employers across the state – and the nation – also turn to Delgado to give their employees the precise knowledge and skills required to keep their businesses at the top of their industry. From basic education/GED preparation to short-term certification and technical training programs, professional development courses and associate degrees that articulate to baccalaureate programs, Delgado offers the most comprehensive array of education and training options in the state.
elgado has been the recipient of numerous grants, funded by the Louisiana Workforce Commission through the Incumbent Worker Training Program, since the program’s inception in 2000. In fall 2009, Delgado Workforce Development and Education was awarded almost $5 million in grant funding to provide customized training to entry-level, mid-level and advanced-level employees of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Noble Drilling and Florida Marine Transporters. Two of the grants are funding training by Delgado’s world-renowned Maritime, Fire, Radar and Industrial Training Facilities. The facilities will provide U.S. Coast Guard-approved
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certification courses to employees of Noble Drilling’s Gulf of Mexico rig operations and Florida Marine deckhands, tankermen, engineers, steersmen and captains who operate boats and barges across the country. The third grant will fund instruction, including online coursework, of more than 1,300 Northrop Grumman employees in a number of crafts and act as a catalyst in the creation of more than 100 new jobs in Louisiana’s shipbuilding industry. For all these employees, Delgado’s training will mean faster career advances and wage increases. For these companies, it will mean better retention of higher skilled employees.
ancy Murphy’s work for a third-party insurance company wasn’t her dream career, but it paid the bills and seemed like a good job at a stable company where she could work until retirement. But when the national economy took a downturn, Nancy found herself laid off due to no fault of her own after 30 years of dedicated work in the insurance business. Tired of her employment security resting on the ups and downs of client businesses and not on her own capabilities – and having to put two kids and a husband through college amid that uncertainty – Nancy recognized an opportunity. “It was an awakening for me,” she said. “I’ve always loved cooking, and
I know I’m a smart, capable person who can work hard and face up to challenges. So I decided now was the time to go back to school and develop a career in what I love.” Nancy enrolled in Delgado’s new Business and Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program with a concentration in entrepreneurism/small business management to help her dream of opening a catering business come true. This program is the result of a restructuring of the Business Division’s curricula in 2008 to provide course, concentration and degree options that are perfectly aligned with current market need. Now, Delgado offers a Business Administration associate
degree program largely designed to serve as a foundation for students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree. The Business and Management program in which Nancy is enrolled, however, is designed to prepare students to immediately enter a variety of careers. Students study a core curriculum and choose from a number of career concentrations, which were developed after market analysis and collaboration with local employers based on job skill needs. “Delgado is giving me a second chance,” Nancy says. “I know my abilities, and I’m ready to bet on myself – not depend on someone else – for my success.”
or a variety of reasons, Dana Populis Holliday didn’t finish high school as a teen. Instead, she made ends meet waitressing for almost nine years, but gradually found herself mired in a personal and professional rut. Marrying and having children brought new goals to light; she tired of struggling financially with no hope for advancement. She wanted more for her family – and more out of life for herself. Drawing on her strength and determination, Dana turned to Delgado for help and enrolled in the college’s newly-established Adult Basic Education program. With her eye on the goal of becoming a nurse, Dana pursued her education with focus and dedication. She earned her GED in 2007 and studied at Delgado for five semesters while both working and raising a family, with Delgado guiding her through the challenges. “I chose Delgado because other colleges don’t have the personal attention you get here,” she says. “Also, the variety of campuses and range of times for classes is great. Plus Charity School of Nursing is known as the best in the city, but the cost of Delgado is more reasonable than other colleges. The best thing about Delgado, though, is that the teachers and support staff are willing to go the extra mile to help you achieve your goals.” And achieve Dana did, becoming an active member of Phi Theta Kappa honors society and a Delgado Dean’s List honoree. Dana was accepted into Delgado’s Charity School of Nursing in spring 2008 and is currently on target to graduate with an associate degree in registered nursing in December 2010.
Nearly 100 percent of jobs today involve at least some facet of technology, even those professions once considered â€œmuscle jobsâ€?.
The amount of new technical information is doubling every two years. What a student learns at the start of a four-year degree may be obsolete by graduation. Technical education has to be nimble, and students have to be ready for lifelong retraining, to stay on the cutting edge.
As business and industry adopt new technologies, Delgado is adapting its program offerings to become more responsive to the need for highly technical, shorter-term training. Delgadoâ€™s partnership with Louisiana Technical College (LTC) Region 1 means we can provide students and employers with the most comprehensive spectrum available of targeted technical training options and technology-infused degree programs.
Education has to move at the speed of technological change.
Technology doesn’t scare us. It empowers us . . . and our students. As technology uses in the workplace have continued to advance exponentially, so has Delgado’s use of state-of-the-art technology to prepare individuals for current and future careers.
t used to take a box of tools, a strong arm and mechanical know-how to fix a car. Today, computers control almost every function on an automobile, from door locks to engine controls. Some cars have as many as 12 onboard computers. When the “service engine” light comes on in your car now, it means one or more of those computers has detected a malfunction. An automotive technician must use a scanning device and laptop computer to review extensive onboard data, while referring to online diagnostic protocol dictated by the auto maker. Often, this protocol requires a digital multimeter, too, to check suspect components or circuits. A master technician has to be skilled in not just mechanics, but in
HVAC, electronics, hydraulics and computer usage to fix a car today. Delgado puts students on the cutting edge of the motor vehicle industry with associate degree, certificate and technical competency area options focused on technical abilities. As well, Delgado is a partner in Ford ASSET and General Motors ASEP cooperative degree programs, training technicians to provide the majority of repairs for car company dealers. Students of these programs spend half of each semester in class at Delgado, then dedicate the second half to working under a mentor in the sponsoring dealership. Students “earn while they learn,” receiving college credit while gaining real-world experience and a paycheck.
upporting a redesign of Delgado’s Computer Information Technology (CMIN) programming, a new state-of-the-art multi-media production lab is providing students with unprecedented technological power to study creative/digital media. The lab includes 20 top-of-the-line basic PC workstations and three rendering stations designed to support two- and threedimensional graphics, streaming audio and video, and migration to RSS (Rich Site Summary), a format for delivering regularly changing Web content. Michael Evans of Dell says: “Delgado has some serious muscle in that lab. The list of what you can’t do in there would be much shorter than the list of what you can accomplish with its technical power. The hardware rivals the capabilities of the big super computers. This is hot new stuff.”
unded by an Incumbent Worker Training Program grant, Delgado has secured a Maritime Crane Simulator to train portable and bridge crane operators for Northrop Grumman and other Louisiana employers. The simulator has a real-time, multi-channel training system completely unique to this region, with software subsystems that are customized to industry-specific crane operator types. All of this is mounted inside a self-contained trailer, which has an air-conditioned operator’s cab with a motion base, computer
t LTC Region 1’s Jefferson Campus, technology is also taking hands-on training to the next level for students at the Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence. The $1.6 million center encompasses a 3,200-square-foot lab fully equipped with Integrated Systems Technology to offer industry-based certifications, simulated and virtual training, and online multimedia access. Students enrolled in a variety of programs train on cutting-edge workstations that replicate what they would use in real manufacturing centers.
elgado’s Electrical-Electronics Engineering Technology (ELET) students train using more than $250,000 worth of instrumentation in a lab that industry expert Roger Williams of EXPHIL calls “the best equipped I have seen” and “far above any undergraduate lab.” Carl Perkins grant funding recently added several state-of-the-art Tektronix Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes to the lab, making it the most advanced and comprehensive in the region. Delgado’s ELET is the only Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited community college program of its kind in Louisiana, and one of only 31 in the nation. ELET graduates apply their skills to a wide variety of important jobs, from maintaining the electrical systems of Entergy’s head offices to making sure the New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport’s runway lights function without fail.
racks and instructor station. The interactive software allows instructors to design and control the simulator environment experienced by the student operator, so different scenarios can be created based on the individual needs of each operator. The crane simulator will be located at Northrop Grumman through the grant period, but after can be brought to other industry partner locations throughout the state so their employees can master specific performance objectives safely, accurately and economically.
Success on the job in the new economy comes not just from what you know, but what you can do â€“ and, most importantly, how well you can work collaboratively to execute your specific role in a team.
Consider that every one doctor is supported by a team of roughly 20 other healthcare professionals to deliver quality medical care.
At Delgado, classroom lecture enhances interactive, hands-on and collaborative group learning â€“ it doesnâ€™t replace it. With emphasis on apprenticeship and co-op programs, plus interdisciplinary and simulation training using the most state-of-the-art technology and equipment, Delgadoâ€™s focus on experiential learning brings tangible value to students and their employers. Our students apply not only factual and theoretical knowledge but critical thinking and group communication skills to real-life scenarios.
Interdisciplinary training is the best preparation for work in the real world.
The nature of work is team-oriented and collaborative. Education and training should be too. Thanks to cuttingedge technologies, instrumentation and simulation, the teaching environment can mirror the working world more accurately than ever before.
Delgado students benefit from training in some of the most well-equipped simulation labs in the nation. As important, they benefit from Delgado’s visionary partnerships and emphasis on interdisciplinary training programs that teach not just independent roles, but how all roles work together in a real-life employment situation. Gathering knowledge and skills in context prepares Delgado students better to succeed from day one on the job. Interdisciplinary training is essential to top job performance, from a matter of taste . . . to a matter of life and death.
hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of an executive chef. Their curriculum includes a full spectrum of study areas – from food preparation and safety to purchasing, cost control, accounting, nutrition, management, service and, of course, cooking. Each apprentice then receives real-world experience in every culinary role along the kitchen line, the “front of house” and the business office. Understanding how every one of these roles contributes to the food service spectrum is the recipe for our graduates’ success.
Collaborating in the kitchen
In the medical world, most accidental deaths at hospitals occur because of a breakdown in communication between healthcare providers. To help train doctors, surgeons, nurses and other allied health professionals to communicate better and work together more closely, Delgado’s Department of Emergency Medical Services is working hand-in-hand with Tulane Medical School/Tulane Surgery Department to create groundbreaking opportunities for interdisciplinary training. In the words of Dr. Peggy Chehardy, Tulane director of Surgical Education and Delgado EMS
Visit any fine restaurant, catering business or food service company in the Greater New Orleans area, and you are guaranteed to find Delgado students and alumni earning the city its global reputation for gastronomic excellence. That’s because Delgado offers one of the nation’s only associate degree programs to follow the European tradition of culinary apprenticeship training. Students accepted into this elite program apply 900 hours of knowledge and skills obtained through classroom instruction to more than 4,000
Cooperation and critical care
Advisory Board member, the partnership is creating “a new tradition in health care, from the street to the surgery suite.” Training that raises the awareness and appreciation of the interactive roles of each member of the medical team across the full continuum of pre-hospital care translates to better communication – and better outcomes – in the real world. Guided by that principle, Delgado Paramedic students learn side-by-side with Tulane and LSU Medical students, residents and physicians during an annual drill of hands-on trauma scenario simulations at Delgado’s City Park Campus. This drill – the only one of its kind in the area and one of the few in the nation offered at a community college – features a series of live trauma scenarios to certify
paramedic candidates and train medical school students and residents in Pre-hospital and Advanced Trauma Life Support. The scenarios feature actual wrecked cars, tow trucks, downed power lines, bandages, boards and gurneys, ambulance rides, and “victims” in full moulage (injury makeup) to create dramatic trauma simulations. The interdisciplinary approach to education is extending to the professional level, too, with three new grant-funded courses to train physician and paramedic instructors. “I have always had a great appreciation for Delgado and the college’s openness to groundbreaking education ideas,” said Dr. Chehardy. “Today, Tulane and Delgado can be proud that we’re recognized as trendsetters in Trauma Life Support education around the world.”
Community colleges are, by their nature, simply able to be more rapid in responding to market demands and technological change, more efficient and flexible in the use of our studentsâ€™ time and money, and more attuned to the diversity of the regionâ€™s students and employers.
In short, education is only successful to the degree that it is relevant.
What does relevance mean? It means that regardless of age, background or financial means, our students know the importance of higher education, and they put their trust in Delgado to understand their entry points and end goals â€“ and get them where they need to go. It means Delgado takes its role to heart and becomes a partner in studentsâ€™ success. We do this by providing an education that works within the reality of each individual studentâ€™s life, as well as the reality of the regional job market. Delgado stays relevant to student needs, while promising its programs will keep students relevant to market needs.
Delgado is education that works . . . for all students.
We do have certain natural advantages. Location, location, location Delgadoâ€™s partnership with LTC Region 1 has created a multi-site, tri-parish institution that offers the most comprehensive spectrum of education and training opportunities available to the Greater New Orleans region. Together, these locations cover broad geography to serve our constituency through 10 sites, including three full campuses, plus numerous partner training facility locations.
More value for your money We are the most financially accessible source of higher education in the region, and undeniably offer the greatest college value to our students, more than 87 percent of which receive some form of financial assistance. Delgado helps make this possible by realizing efficiencies wherever we can. We also focus on making the absolute most of the annual investment by the State of Louisiana while working to raise additional funds through grants, donations and in-kind partnerships wherever possible.
The many faces of Delgado By their nature, community colleges reflect the diversity of the regions they serve. This is true not only of age, race and ethnicity, but also of language and educational level. According to the 2007 Census Bureau report, more than 8 percent of the Greater New Orleans population five years and older speaks something other than English at home. Delgado pioneered English as a Second Language (ESL) in New Orleans in 1969 and now has the largest ESL program in Greater New Orleans, enrolling 250 students in fall 2009. Most continue their education in one of Delgadoâ€™s degree programs, and some transfer to a
four-year university to pursue a baccalaureate degree after completing ESL. For all students needing extra support, including our ESL students, Delgado provides the nurturing environment that ensures their success personally and professionally. Delgadoâ€™s expanded proactive student support includes an Early Alert System that identifies students who appear to be struggling and an outreach initiative to save these students from failing. Other students needing extra support are those among the 20 percent of Louisiana adults who do not complete high school. They recognize the importance of a college education, because more than half of the jobs being created in the state require at least a high school diploma or Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED). Since Katrina, Delgado has evolved to assume responsibility for the GED program formerly
administered by the Orleans Parish School Board and Recovery School district and has become the largest provider of adult basic education in the Greater New Orleans area. In the 2008-2009 fiscal year, the Delgado Center for Teaching and Adult Education served approximately 800 high school dropouts at three locations in Orleans Parish. Upon receiving a GED, these students are eligible to attend regular Delgado programs, earn associate degrees that open doors to four-year universities, or receive skills training for viable jobs with greater income potential.
Flexibility for real life One of the greatest qualities a community college possesses, however, is flexibility in terms of when, where and how education is delivered. Nationally, 85 percent of community college students balance studies with work. More than half have full-time jobs,
and 30 percent of those who work full time also attend classes full time. Delgado offers morning, afternoon and night sessions throughout the week as well as on Saturdays. In spring 2010, the college introduced expanded “Night Owl” offerings of several in-demand general requirement classes including English, History and Business. Geographically, classes are not only offered at Delgado and LTC Region 1 sites, but also at a number of industry and business partner locations across the region, through several mobile training facilities. As well, the college leverages streaming audio and video technology to transmit lectures to distant sites and has grown the number of online class offerings from fewer than 75 in spring 2005 to more than 400 today. In spring 2005, only 3 percent of students took an online class. Currently, about one-quarter of Delgado’s students take at least one class online.
2008-2009 Academic Year Estimated Costs of Study per Credit Hour* Institution Delgado Community College University of Louisiana – Lafayette Our Lady of Holy Cross College – New Orleans Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge Southeastern Louisiana University – Hammond University of New Orleans Southern University and A&M – Baton Rouge Southern University – New Orleans Dillard University – New Orleans Xavier University – New Orleans Loyola University – New Orleans Tulane University – New Orleans
Estimated In-State Cost per Credit Hour $60 $93 $137 $147 $148 $280 $367 $412 $490 $600 $731 $1,395
Estimated Cost for Part-Time Study (8 hrs.) $480 $744 $1,096 $1,176 $1,184 $2,240 $2,936 $3,296 $3,920 $4,800 $5,848 $11,160
* According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, October 2009.
A letter from our Chancellor Everywhere you turn, Delgado alumni comprise the essential workforce that contributes to your quality of life… and our region’s financial future. From restaurant kitchens to shipyards, hospital ERs to construction sites, business offices to tugboat wheelhouses a Delgado education is the common thread of excellence in the tapestry of Louisiana’s community, culture and economy. We’re in the business of developing human capital. If this were a publicly-traded company investing in Delgado would be a smart decision. Our return on investment is quantified as $12.48 for every dollar invested by the state, and that number is qualified with thousands of our graduates who choose to live and raise families here. Five years of Delgado graduates filled an estimated 6,796 job openings, earning $82.2 million more in wages in the broader New Orleans metropolitan economy than they would have without a Delgado education. It is the mission of Delgado Community College to provide necessary workforce training in an affordable and expedient manner. More than 92 percent of locallyemployed Delgado graduates and trainees from the last five years work within key GNO Inc. identified business and industry sectors; this is proof that Delgado’s efforts are well tuned to the needs and goals of regional economy. Delgado is the keystone of this community, the foundation upon which all business and industry rests. We accomplish this mission regardless of dwindling resources and budget cuts. But it will only be a matter of time before our fiscally conservative management
and innovative resourcefulness meet an impasse that results in egregiously deferred maintenance of facilities, reduced services, and overwhelmed faculty and staff. Our students and our community will bear the brunt of this unless funding and support improves. It is crucial that Delgado remains financially and organizationally capable of providing education and training to an increasing number of our residents. It’s good public policy. Supporting Delgado Community College directly facilitates the prosperity of our fellow citizens, the success of local businesses and the future growth of our shared regional economy.
“Now is the time to build a firmer, stronger foundation for growth that will not only withstand future economic storms, but one that helps us thrive and compete in a global economy. It’s time to . . . provide Americans of all ages a chance to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to compete for the jobs of the future.” —President Barack Obama “For us, the single most important issue will be workforce development, will be remaking Louisiana’s efforts to ensure our employers have the skilled workers they need and our people have the skills they need to hit the ground running… We’ve got some of the fastest-growing community and technical colleges in the nation, but we need to do even more to encourage that growth.” —Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal
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