Duffy Named To Louisiana’s Committee Of 100
Sean Duffy, executive director of the Big River Coalition, which advocates and promotes maritime commerce on the Mississippi River and its tributaries, has been named to Louisiana’s Committee of 100 for Economic Development Inc. (C100).
C100 is a private, nonprofit organization made up of CEOs and other leaders in business, professional firms and universities in Louisiana that partners with the state to attract and retain industry. The organization works directly with the Louisiana Economic Development Department, engages with business groups to influence public policy and maintains communication with the committee’s 100 members with regard to economic development projects and other topics impacting business.
Duffy is a well-known advocate for increased funding to dredge the Mississippi River and led a coalition to gain congressional authorization and funding to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel to 50 feet. The Big River Coalition focuses on securing increased funding from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and Inland Waterways Trust Fund. Those dredging efforts have also resulted in close to 10,000 acres of new land near the mouth of the river through the beneficial use of dredge material. Duffy also serves as executive vice president and maritime advocate for the New Orleans Steamship Association, also known as Louisiana Maritime Association.
C100 is currently engaged in seeking reform measures to make Louisiana a more competitive business environment for existing business as well as new business and industry. Additionally, the committee has launched a campaign with the Council For A Better Louisiana and Public Affairs Research Council to “reset” Louisiana’s economic future. More information is available at www.C100LA.org and www.RESET-Louisiana.com.
In Louisiana, C100 offers a respected business voice on state issues impacting business and economic development. The business roundtable is an organization to which government, policy and media leaders can turn to for reliable, nonpartisan policy guidance and to access some of the critical thinkers in business and academia in Louisiana.