A perfect storm of bad luck this year that has resulted in Louisiana's rice farmers producing one of the lowest crop yields in memory.
Louisiana's nonfarm employment increased by 1,500 jobs over the past 12 months ending in August, which is largely driven by gains in education and health services.
Walmart is hiring 140 full-time employees at its Hammond-area distribution center to support continued growth at the world’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer.
The Revelry, a Ruston bar and grill that features live music, is set to open a location near LSU’s North Gates by mid-October.
Winnings by casinos in the Baton Rouge market were down by 0.2% in August from a year ago, a narrow revenue drop that extended the market’s losing streak to two years.
Community Coffee is debuting a new blend of coffee that will go into 3,100 Walmart Supercenters across the U.S., the first time the Baton Rouge-based company will have a product available at grocery stores nationwide.
Paris-based Air Liquide expects to invest more than $270 million in its Louisiana infrastructure to support a new Methanex Corp. plant planned in Ascension Parish.
Las Vegas-based GB Sciences Inc. agreed to sell its remaining 50% stake in its Louisiana medical marijuana business for $16 million to Wellcana Plus LLC, a Lafayette company that already owns the other half of the company.
Mid South Extrusion, which makes polyethylene films for packaging and industrial use, said it will spend $4.5 million to add a production line at its Monroe plant.
Houston-based Cameron LNG's export facility in Hackberry in southwest Louisiana experienced technical issues last week but the company said that it's still producing liquefied natural gas on schedule.
The share of workers employed by companies that work to improve energy efficiency across Louisiana was up 6.3% to 22,152 total jobs in 2018 from 2017.
Larvae were found inside of one of the auditoriums at the Citiplace Movie Tavern location recently, according to a report from WAFB.
The U.S. Small Business Administration awarded the Louisiana Economic Development department $200,000 this year for a program that supports small-business owners looking to export goods.
The U.S. tried to build its case Monday that Iran was behind the fiery weekend drone attack on key Saudi Arabian oil facilities that raised new war worries and sent energy prices surging worldwide as 5% of the world’s oil supply was stripped from …
The number of homes sold in metro Baton Rouge dropped by 1% in August, compared to the year before, continuing a three-month string of declining year-to-year activity.
Small businesses trying to get water management projects in the state have a new resource, The Louisiana Coastal Technical Assistance Center, slated to open in Thibodaux at Nicholls State University.
Hancock Whitney Corp. secured regulatory approval from several agencies to acquire Lafayette-based MidSouth in an all-stock transaction worth $214 million that it expects to complete Sept. 20.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against founder and former Cajun Industries Chairman Lane Grigsby and his wife to recover tax refunds stemming from research and development tax credits claimed by the business several years ago.
More than 60 small businesses in Baton Rouge are participating in eBay's Retail Revival program, which is meant to boost online sales for local brick-and-mortar companies.
BrandSafway, a Georgia-based industrial and civil construction services business, is partnering with EmployBR, a city workforce development program, to train scaffold builders in Baton Rouge to meet customer demand in Louisiana over the next few years.
Waitr President Joseph Stough has resigned from the Lake Charles-based food delivery company just a month after founder Chris Meaux stepped down as CEO and was named chairman.
Richard D. White Jr. will retire as dean of the LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business in June 2020 with the end of the school year.
Visitors to the Mississippi River levee in downtown Baton Rouge will soon see a new sculpture and hear it make music inspired by the river — after about a year-long delay.
A network of more than a dozen health care organizations across Louisiana and Mississippi were awarded a $13.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to increase the clinical trial network for minority and underserved cancer patients.
Mosaic Co. employees being furloughed with the temporary idling of two fertilizer plants in Louisiana will receive at least 70% of their pay in addition to all key insurance benefits, the company said Tuesday.
Two apartment complexes off Interstate 12 at Airline Highway and South Sherwood Forest were sold to a Colorado-based investment group for $30.9 million.
Renovations to the vacant historic Hotel Lincoln property, which had catered to African Americans and hosted entertainers like Aretha Franklin, James Brown and B.B. King, are planned by the end of this year, with a mixed-used development projected…
Mosaic Co. is idling its Louisiana phosphate operations, including a once troubled complex near Convent, for the next three months to cut production and reduce an oversupply of agricultural fertilizer in the North American market.
East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Warren Drake has been pressing the School Board for months to let him hire an outside appraiser to assess all school properties as the school system embarks on 20-plus major construction projects green-lighte…
Louisiana has signed onto an antitrust investigation that 50 U.S. states and territories have launched into Google and its “potential monopolistic behavior,” specifically targeting its digital advertising practices, as government scrutiny of techn…
Discount retail and pharmacy chain Fred's Inc. is filing for bankruptcy and closing its stores over the next two months, which includes 15 Fred's locations across Louisiana, most of them in north Louisiana with many of its south Louisiana stores a…
After more than 56 years in business, Foxy's Fitness Center near Airline Highway and Alco Avenue was sold to another gym recently.
Louisiana ranked No. 34 in the nation for average weekly wages during the first quarter this year and wages remain lower than the national average, the most recent federal data shows.
The smell of roasted coffee wafted through the front door of Baton Rouge-based Pod Pack International, a compostable coffee pod manufacturer, which has produced 1 billion single-use pods since it was founded about two decades ago.
Austin-based Torchy's Tacos plans to expand to Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and Shreveport by 2020 — its first locations in Louisiana.
The Louisiana Economic Development department is using a computer model to help target countries for foreign investment in the state, and the agency says it has hit the mark on some projects.
Autonomous vehicles in Louisiana have potential to reduce congestion on roadways across the state and even enable faster hurricane evacuations according to research conducted by an LSU professor who shared the information with the Baton Rouge Rota…