Century Link

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North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP), won the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI) 2017 Economic Development Partner of the Year Award.

This statewide award recognizes leadership by an economic development organization.  This Award will be formally presented at the LABI Free Enterprise Awards Ceremony in Baton Rouge on November 16, 2017.

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Accounting, CIS, healthcare, and manufacturing are the in-demand career sectors in north Louisiana according to workforce development experts.  KEDM's Policy and a Pint dug into the subject at an open public forum on workforce issues.

Panelists and audience members agreet that the future of our workforce is children. Panelists fielded many questions about STEM education and the educational foundation being laid by our area educators. 

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Today the board of directors from Century Link announced a merger with Level 3 communications with a trade value worth 34 billion dollars. 

Chief executive officer of Century Link, Glen Post, believes that the merger will make Century Link one of the best services for corporate companies to be provided with. 

"The digital economy relies on broadband connectivity, and together with Level 3 we will have one of the most robust fiber network and high speed data services companies in the world," said Post.