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Dave Norris
Executive Director, Louisiana Tech Enterprise Center

Dr. Norris is the Executive Director of the Louisiana Tech Enterprise Center. He manages the Center's two technology business incubators and coordinates the Enterprise Center's network of support services, business partners, investors, and mentors. He works in all aspects of the University's technology commercialization and business development activities. Through the Enterprise Center he also supports the development of the arts economy with the Enterprise Center Art Gallery and numerous other programs.

Dr. Norris was previously on the Economics faculty at Northeastern University in Boston (2000-2002) and served in the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (1998-2000). He received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University and his master's and Ph.D in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Before moving to Washington, D.C. he was a research associate at the Ray Marshall Center for Public Policy in Austin (1996-1998).

He serves on several statewide boards including the Louisiana Business Incubator Association and the Louisiana Workforce Occupational Forecasting Conference.

Current Topic


06/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson (Encore Presentation)

Who polices the police in Louisiana?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


07/15 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces

Is the display of Civil War statues in public justified or do they belong only in museums?

Recent Topics


05/15 - Innovation Matters

What effect does diminishing Higher Ed funding have on Louisiana research programs?


04/15 - Back on Track: Louisiana Graduates

What help is available for Louisiana students who have dropped out of school?


03/15 - Cancer in Louisiana

Why is Louisiana’s cancer death rate so much higher than the rest of America?


02/15 - Dollars per Barrel: Oil Prices & Louisiana

Who are the winners and losers in Louisiana from the drop in prices?

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