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Jim Clinton

CEO, Cenla Advantage Partnership

Jim Clinton is CEO for the Cenla Advantage Partnership, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating more and better economic opportunities in Central Louisiana. Prior to joining Cenla, Jim served as Director of the Southern Growth Policies Board, a North Carolina-based think tank providing public policy expertise to 13 Southern states and Puerto Rico. Southern Growth Policies Board is a multi-state compact whose mission is to help create economic opportunities throughout the region. Jim previously was president of the Louisiana Partnership for Technology and Innovation and President of Gulf South Research Institute. He has served in a variety of state government positions in Louisiana and was lead author of the plan that reorganized Louisiana's executive branch from more than 250 governmental units into 20 principal departments.