Doug over at LUSFTTH has a first person account of the Chamber of Commerce's Building Communities Conference this weekend in New Orleans. I hear that the bus trip down was quite a party. You gotta love the spirit.
Doug reviews the way that fiber played in the discussions. It is well worth the visit. The chamber at the state level is setting an ambitious public policy agenda and has some fresh ideas about how to encourage an economy based on creativity and culture instead of bricks and mortar. (See the Advertiser's story for background on this.) Doug points to ways that this agenda links up with bandwidth issues and Lafayette's fiber project.