Baton Rouge business leaders, elected officials headed to Panama this morning for economic development trip

Ships transit through the Panama Canal near Panama City, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Originally scheduled to be concluded in October 2014, the newly expanded Panama Canal will be inaugurated on June 26. The canal, which links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, underwent an extensive renovation to allow modern, larger cargo ships through its locks. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

More than 100 business and civic leaders from south Louisiana departed for Panama early this morning for a four-day Super Region Canvas trip, where they are expected to learn about trade, economic dev…

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