Rebuild 2006—Rebuilding Families, Rebuilding New Orleans and the Gulf Coast

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Top leaders within the faith based community, business, and government are meeting at a special four day summit, which started today, to plan out the next steps for the permanent recovery of the gulf coast effected by hurricane Katrina. "Community and economic development is about taking action", states Bishop Joseph M. Simmons, CEO of the Full Gospel EDC, who is speaking at the summit.

Top leaders within the faith based community, business, and government are meeting at a special four day summit, which started today, to plan out the next steps for the permanent recovery of the gulf coast effected by hurricane Katrina. "Community and economic development is about taking action", states Bishop Joseph M. Simmons, CEO of the Full Gospel EDC, who is speaking at the summit.

Reverend Jesse Jackson, founder & president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition is the keynote speaker. Also in attendance representing the federal government will be Donna Gambrell, the regional director of Gulf Coast rebuilding.

Summit members all agree on one principal, that economic progress is about taking actions that can be seen and felt by the people that should be helped the most.

Special attention is being paid to family rebuilding. Bishop Paul Morton, who is the Chairman of the Full Gospel Economic Development Corporation, is presenting this unique conference, and has been one of the driving forces behind faith based action in this devastated region.

Dr. Rodney Sampson, Founder of Intellectual Currency Exchange, will host a conference session devoted exclusively to entrepreneurial development within Gulf Coast states, "Everyone knows that the American economy is built on the small business," explains Dr. Sampson, "We intend to do everything possible to jump start small business development in Louisiana and Mississippi".

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About The Full Gospel Economic Development Corporation:

The Full Gospel Economic Development Corporation was launched as a catalyst for community and economic change in the communities affected by The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International, Inc. under the leadership of Bishop Paul Sylvester Morton. Full Gospel has a target market of 2,000+ churches and millions of constituents throughout the United States.

About Intellectual Currency Exchange:

The Intellectual Currency Exchange is the world leader in strategy, development, information & relationships as it relates to the infusion of diversity and inclusion in every sector of society. Founded by Atlanta businessman and thought leader Rodney Sampson, this "purple cow" business unit challenges the status quo in community, business, government, education and faith. ICE offers specialized services to high profile individuals, corporations, foundations, heads of state and nations. Services include: Diversity and inclusion strategy & development, Legacy creation, Economic planning and development, Transactional negotiation, Business counseling, United States representation, Africa representation, Leadership strategy, consulting, and creating, Credible access, Project outsourcing and management.

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