The former Slinky’s Tavern building just outside the North Gates of LSU has been sold to a group that includes Hank Saurage and Edward Rotenberg, of Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
After a brief cooling-off period, Baton Rouge’s economy should experience a “renewed growth spurt” over the next two years on the backs of industrial and public construction projects.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Shell Chemical LP is considering a $1.2 billion expansion of its Geismar facilities, a project that would add a “world scale” mono-ethylene glycol unit.
As Louisiana moves toward a November harvest of the first legal batch of medical marijuana, a Lafayette doctor is opening Acadiana's first medical marijuana health clinic.
Louisiana posted relatively strong personal income growth in the second quarter of 2018, ranking second in the nation during the period.
Monday, September 24, 2018
Romano’s Macaroni Grill has completed a $32 million purchase of the Sullivan’s Steakhouse chain, a deal that includes a Baton Rouge restaurant.
JACKSON, Miss. — Overall casino revenue rose sharply in Mississippi in August with the start of sports betting in the state.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018
The Fiery Crab, a Lafayette seafood restaurant, has signed a lease for the old Macaroni Grill/Pelican House building near the intersection of Interstate 10 and College Drive.
Friday, September 21, 2018
ExxonMobil's Baton Rouge facilities are being under-assessed by several hundred million dollars, the parish's parks and recreation system claims, an omission that it said is set to cost local agencies nearly $5 million in tax revenue.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted unanimously Thursday to grant a multi-million-dollar property tax break to ExxonMobil on a potential Baton Rouge plant expansion after an LSU economist hired by the board called it a “good investment …
The East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority approved a cooperative agreement with the city-parish government to make it easier to transfer adjudicated properties from the city-parish to the RDA.
Several local nonprofit organizations are putting forth ideas for Mayor Sharon Weston Broome's endorsement in an effort to land a $3 million grant from JPMorgan Chase.
The family that has long owned the Government Street building previously home to Smokin Aces and several other barbecue restaurants are opening up their own spot, GD Barbeque, at the location.
Louisiana’s casinos brought in 9.2 percent more in August than they did a year ago, while the Baton Rouge gambling market continued to report declining year-over-year revenue.
Area Development magazine ranked Louisiana seventh in the country for doing business, the eighth consecutive year the state placed in the top 10.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded $200,000 to a state trade agency as part of a program that supports export growth among small companies.
ExxonMobil is considering a plan to establish a new small business resource center at an office building it owns in north Baton Rouge, a "community partnership" effort aimed at helping small, diverse firms in the area scale up.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
When Virginia College announced in 2010 it was opening a Baton Rouge location in an empty anchor store space at Cortana Mall, local retail and real estate experts hailed the move.
China said Tuesday it will impose 10 percent duties on a host of U.S. products, including liquefied natural gas, threatening a booming Louisiana industry, and chemicals, Louisiana’s third-largest export to China and a major industry statewide.
Certain assets of Harvey-based Retif Oil & Fuel LLC have been acquired by The McPherson Companies Inc., headquartered in Trussville, Alabama.
Four of Louisiana’s metro areas saw their economies shrink in 2017, with the other five posting gross domestic product growth rates that were slower than the national average.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Louisiana’s auto insurance market is on track for a smaller rise in premiums this year compared to previous years, Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said Monday, the latest sign the market may be stabilizing.
MIDLAND, Mich. — DowDuPont has named the chief executives who will lead its agriculture and specialty products businesses once they're split off from the company.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
In a remote part of Port Allen, situated on a gravel-lined, fenced-in compound, Fluker Farms quietly operates a sizable live cricket selling operation.
Friday, September 14, 2018
PetroQuest Energy Inc. in Lafayette has reached an agreement with lenders that gives it a second grace period on an overdue payment on its debt.
Three years after buying The Bluffs Golf Resort in St. Francisville with ambitious redevelopment plans, the two families that own the properties are in a dispute over what to do with them.
A 245-passenger riverboat being built using a former casino boat's hull will be constructed in Houma by a Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. subsidiary.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
The Greater Lafourche Port Commission has signed a lease on 900 acres of property in a major step forward in its plans to develop its next generation of deepwater port facilities immediately south of Port Fourchon.
Louisiana Economic Development is launching a new "mentor-protégé" recognition program to connect small businesses with mentor companies that can provide technical and developmental assistance.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The state has given its approval to ExxonMobil’s request for a multi-million-dollar property tax break on a potential Baton Rouge plant expansion, but now the company needs to persuade the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, the Metro Council an…
Virginia College is closing both of its Louisiana locations next year, part of a plan by the parent company of the for-profit college to shut down 26 campuses across the nation.
The Bluebonnet Crossing Shopping Center, located at the intersection of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Jefferson Highway, has been sold for $4.075 million.
Natural gas production in the Haynesville Shale formation, which spans much of northwest Louisiana, has reached its highest point since its peak in 2012.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
A downtown apartment complex under construction at the corner of Florida and Sixth streets is getting a new name, about a month before the first tenants will start moving in.