Tuesday's meeting between the mayors was not by mistake. Six months ago, Mayor Holden spent some time in Beijing, looking for ways to increase economic development. He says these days, expanding our economy means thinking globally. "See what it takes to get companies to locate here and see what it takes to get companies here to go there."Holden says even the state is looking into relationships with China by having an office there.
Both mayors say while things are still in the talking stages, they can agree that China and Baton Rouge could serve each other well.
"Improve the relationship and potential opportunities between Baton Rouge and our city, Heze, China. In agriculture, forestry and student exchange programs," said Mayor Bohan.
It's possible the nutria alone could seal the deal. Mayor Bohan is also interested in processing Louisiana's discarded motor oil into diesel oil. Mayor Holden will return to China in April. He says that's when they plan to sign a sister city relationship agreement.
great.. moving more US jobs to China and vise versa... ya right. a city of Baton Rouge office in China?:rotfl:
Sounds like Holden is having one heck of a good time on taxpayers dollars. :help: is he kin to O?
They are actually pretty clean critters...Ate many a one while out on the duck lease in the Louisiana marshes...
Like Coach says..."finger lickin good"
Used to hunt them when they had a price on their little furry heads.... .25 each....:biggrin:...Spot light and wack them with .22 cal at night along shoreline..
They were imported to control the water lily problems on the waterways over in Louisiana...They soon became the problem...