Innovation in Louisiana
Maximizing Investment in University Research to Promote a Knowledge‑Based Economy

Support for this report was provided by the Kinsey Family Fund, Jennifer and Sean Reilly, the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation and PAR’s research endowment and membership funds

Camille Conaway
Primary Researcher and Author

Robert Travis Scott
Co-Author and PAR President

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This report is dedicated to the memory of

Ben R. Miller Jr.

A longtime PAR board member, business leader and community champion who inspired this research.
He was never at rest — Ever challenging, questioning and innovating.

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