Acadiana Business

River Ranch's Daigle named to Committee of 100

by Leslie Turk

Local developer joins state's prestigious economic development group. The Committee of 100 Louisiana has added Robert Daigle, managing partner of River Ranch Development Company, to its membership.

The River Ranch developer also is the managing partner of Sugar Mill Pond Development Co., the developer of Sugar Mill Pond, anotherĀ  TND in Youngsville.

Daigle has a law degree from LSU and was a practicing attorney from 1975 to 1996, representing developers, building contractors, architects, and engineers in commercial and residential construction matters as well as planning and zoning issues. He lectures frequently on construction and land use issues to attorneys, contractors, developers and municipal planning and zoning officials and staff members. He has received multiple awards from national associations and planning institutions over the past decade.

"Fresh, diverse perspectives enhance our ongoing efforts to dynamically impact the business and economic development activities of our state as well as help guide public policy decisions affecting the future of Louisiana," Michael Olivier, the committee's CEO, said in announcing Daigle's membership.

The Committee of 100 for Economic Development Inc. was created in 1992 as a private, non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental organization formed to serve as a catalyst for positive change in government, education and the economy in order to improve the quality of life in Louisiana.

The committee's primary focus is to assist the state in attracting and retaining industry. It supports the Louisiana Economic Development Department and the major regional economic development agencies in the business and industrial recruitment process.