In local development news:

Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Steven Grissom to serve as Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development, effective May 11, 2015. According to a Biz Magazine report, Grissom has served as LED’s deputy secretary, the No. 2 position in the organization, since February 2008. He will succeed Secretary Stephen Moret, who will serve as the President and CEO of the Louisiana State University Foundation. As deputy secretary, Grissom has led and managed activities across all aspects of the department, with a particular focus on LED’s business development efforts. Prior to joining LED, Grissom served as executive vice president of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, among other positions in corporate development.

Read more about the appointment from Biz here.

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