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Mon February 25, 2013
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Central La. economic development firm hires food systems planner

John Cotton Dean is working with 10 parishes in Central Louisiana to help develop a local food economy.

The Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance has hired a regional food systems planner to create a marketplace that encourages the buying and selling of local produce in the alliance’s 10-parish region. John Cotton Dean is beginning to map out his new job. He started last month. He says it’s very forward thinking that the grant-funded job is housed within an economic development agency.

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