Top 50 Luncheon 2016

Gov. John Bel Edwards devoted much of his Sept. 1 address to ABiz’s Top 50 Private Companies to the recent flooding and recovery, telling the audience that the Louisiana National Guard is the finest in the country. Edwards spoke with pride about how the guard and various state agencies and volunteer-based organizations worked together in the rescue effort and are continuing to do so through the recovery.

“By and large I’m satisfied with where we are today, but we are just starting a long journey,” the governor, who is in his first year office and has received widespread praise for his own work throughout the flooding, told the sold-out Cajundome Convention Center.

The annual event paid special tribute to Acadian Cos., which rose to the No. 1 spot on this year's list and, as coincidence would have it, celebrated its 45th anniversary the day of the luncheon. Read more about the luncheon here.

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