IBM, which promised to create 800 jobs in Baton Rouge by 2017 in exchange for state incentives, has cut a deal for a two-year extension to reach that goal and says it will create a new customer contact center in the city with several hundred addit…
Friday, September 22, 2017
Five of the state's nine metro areas added jobs for the 12 months ending in August, with the Baton Rouge area tacking on 8,000 nonfarm jobs and the New Orleans area 1,600.
Southern University picked Advanced Biomedics of Lafayette and its guaranteed $6 million in payments to operate the school's medical marijuana business.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Entergy officials hoping to find support among City Council hopefuls for their plan to build a new power plant in New Orleans East would have been disappointed at a candidates' forum Wednesday night focused on energy issues.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
A new report measuring the value of economic activity in U.S. metro areas found that two Louisiana cities saw the biggest percentage increases in the country during 2016 and two others were among the largest decreases.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
The mayor or Port Arthur, Texas, has abandoned a plan to use barges to temporarily house 600 flood victims, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Hub International Limited, a global insurance brokerage based in Chicago, has acquired the assets of Benefit Advisory Group LLC, a specialist in employee benefits with offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
More than a half-century after Congress authorized building a replacement for the Industrial Canal's navigation lock, optimism is rising among some maritime industry officials that the nearly $1 billion project is about to happen.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Few places better showcase New Orleans’ post-Katrina revival than the South Market District, a half-billion-dollar residential and retail project that rose on an edge of the Central Business District long known mainly for blight and parking lots.
Friday, September 15, 2017
The two nonprofits that help Louisiana consumers enroll in Obamacare health plans have had 80 percent of the $1.7 million in funding they receive slashed by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department.
Repairs and equipment issues forced Nucor Corp. to halt production at its Convent plant in late July, and the steelmaker said operations at the Louisiana facility won't resume until early October.
Baton Rouge-based software developer Kologik has acquired Mandeville-based Murphy Technologies, which specializes in software applications for public safety agencies.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Fifteen area grant recipients are among 27 in Louisiana that will divide $4.7 million in federal Health Resources and Services Administration funds to increase access to substance abuse and mental health services.
Baton Rouge-based Prime Occupational Medicine doubled in size over the past five years to eight clinics and about 200 employees, and expects to do so again with plans to expand to New Orleans and Texas.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Twenty-four early-stage businesses and nonprofits are going through a three-month Propeller program designed to launch ideas tackling New Orleans’ social and environmental inequities focused on healthy food, education, health services and water ma…
Produce Safety Alliance Growers' Training will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Southern University Ag Center, 181 B.A. Little Drive, in Baton Rouge. The registration deadline is Sept. 15.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Robért’s Fresh Market is asking for a tax break for the store it plans to reopen at St. Claude and Elysian Fields avenues, telling city officials that renovations have been costlier than expected.
Requests to tap insurance policies for potential legal costs of former officers and board members of the failed First NBC Bank were deferred Tuesday by a federal bankruptcy judge, who separately approved hiring an auditor to evaluate tax-related a…
Louisiana ranks No. 5 for the second consecutive year in Area Development magazine’s annual Top States for Doing Business survey released Tuesday.
Louisiana’s lawsuit climate was ranked as the worst in the country in a survey released Tuesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.
Four months after Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration assumed responsibility for finding someone to redevelop the abandoned Six Flags amusement park site in New Orleans East, his office is still having trouble getting a deal off the ground.
Monday, September 11, 2017
A chemical manufacturer in LaPlace that has come under fire in recent years for releasing concerning levels of chloroprene into the air has accused the Environmental Protection Agency of using faulty science when estimating safety limits for exposure.
Sending a message "on behalf of the entire city," New Orleans tourism officials took out a full-page ad Sunday in the Houston Chronicle to let storm-battered Texans know that "we're here to help."
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Friday, September 08, 2017
NEW YORK -- There's no way around it: The news from credit reporting company Equifax that 143 million Americans had their information exposed is extremely serious.
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Louisiana is likely to be among dozens of states and localities hoping to land a massive new Amazon headquarters through an unusually public bidding process the company has created seemingly aimed at producing the most generous offer.
Entergy Louisiana and Cleco are teaming up to build a $113 million, 36-mile transmission line that can withstand hurricane-force winds and will improve service reliability for customers in southeast Louisiana.
Covington-based LLOG Exploration Co. and its partners have leased a drilling rig and taken other key steps to begin developing a deepwater field in the Gulf of Mexico that holds close to 5 billion barrels of oil.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
A high-rise hotel near the foot of Canal Street is changing hands again, at a time when the nearby riverfront appears primed for a spate of activity.
NEW YORK (AP) — After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, an antique store needed more than six years to fully recover. A Long Island restaurateur couldn't reopen one of his locations for a year and a half after Superstorm Sandy struck in 2012.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
The University of New Orleans reported Tuesday that enrollment this fall is down slightly, by less than 1 percent, but the school's president said increases in the number of new freshmen and graduate students provided reason for optimism.
Monday, September 04, 2017
The billions of dollars in flood damage Hurricane Harvey wrought in Texas puts pressure on a debt-ridden National Flood Insurance Program that is fast approaching a deadline for a congressional overhaul — or at least a temporary reauthorization.
An Orleans Parish judge has ruled that New Orleans cab drivers can't sue to force Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration to enforce the city's taxicab inspection requirements against drivers for ride-booking services such as Uber and Lyft.
Sunday, September 03, 2017
Saturday, September 02, 2017
A federal grand jury has opened a criminal inquiry into the $1 billion collapse of First NBC Bank, a onetime darling of the New Orleans business community that failed earlier this year and was seized by regulators in the costliest collapse of an A…
Friday, September 01, 2017
The acceleration in gasoline prices in the aftermath Hurricane Harvey should ease as refineries in Texas restart production, but the process is slow.
A lingering raw materials shortage triggered by Hurricane Harvey has the potential to temporarily halt production at some of Louisiana's chemical plants if it lasts long enough, experts said Friday, while another downplayed the likelihood.