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Dr. Dan Groft, Coordinator/Interim Dean
LIDEA CLED Training Program

Dr. Daniel Groft is the Director of the H.C. Drew Center for Business and Economic Analysis (the “Drew CBEA”). He is also an Associate Professor of Economics. After receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from Louisiana State University, Dr. Groft was Assistant Professor at McNeese for two years before becoming the sole economist at Louisiana Economic Development. Dr. Groft went on to be the economist at the Louisiana Department of Revenue. During his time in state government, he provided research, statistical data, reports, and overall fiscal and economic analysis for agencies, legislators, agency publications, and the general public.   


Apart from teaching and research duties as a professor, Dr. Groft is currently Director of the Drew CBEA at McNeese. His duties include tracking economic data related to the Southwest Louisiana economy, answering economic related inquiries, producing quarterly reports on the state of the regional economy, and conducting economic analysis for commissioned reports. He also hosts the Southwest Louisiana Economic Intel Podcast, which looks at economic issues affecting the five parish Southwest Louisiana region.  


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