Louisiana had 16,600 more jobs in August than a year earlier, lifting employment to 1,978,200.
Friday, September 21, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
New Orleans’ casinos brought in 8.2 percent more in August than they did a year ago, an increase that put them slightly behind the 9.2 percent increase in gambling revenue reported across Louisiana.
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.
The Jefferson Parish Council on Wednesday threw its support behind the proposed purchase and redevelopment of the former Avondale Shipyard, which officials estimate could bring more than 2,000 jobs back to the shuttered site.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Tanya Harrell fought back tears in front of a Canal Street McDonald's on Tuesday while speaking out against the sexual harassment she said she suffered as an employee of the fast-food giant.
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.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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.
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.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Despite a national decline in department store sales and flagging mall traffic, the new owner of the once-bustling Esplanade Mall in Kenner has demonstrated a knack for finding ways to draw customers and fill vacant storefronts at shopping malls.
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.
Jefferson Parish officials are preparing a package of incentives for Avondale Marine as part of the company's plan to redevelop the 206-acre former Avondale shipyard.
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
A local government watchdog offered a detailed rebuttal to arguments that it’s necessary for developers of a $558 million hotel project to receive public subsidies that will total hundreds of millions of dollars.
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.
St. Bernard Parish port officials may need to come up with more than double the $16 million they initially paid to seize a privately run port along the Mississippi River in 2010 under Louisiana’s eminent-domain law. That's the message from a new r…
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.
Ahead of a key report from city planners making recommendations on how New Orleans should handle short-term rentals, a group arguing for tighter regulations has released its own set of proposed rules.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Dawn Sharpe, who resigned as CEO of the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce in March, is being sued by that group on allegations she used its credit card and operating account to pay for thousands of dollars in personal expenses.
Emboldened by the #MeToo movement, McDonald's workers have voted to stage a one-day strike next week at restaurants in New Orleans and nine other cities around the country in hopes of pressuring management to take stronger steps against on-the-job…
Online retail giant Amazon will begin delivering Whole Foods Market products through Prime Now in New Orleans and nine other U.S. cities starting Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
New Orleans city planners on Tuesday sided with a local developer’s plans to build a grocery store and 24-unit condo complex in an underutilized stretch of the otherwise bustling Freret Street business corridor.
Monday, September 10, 2018
The University of New Orleans reported Monday that student enrollment rose this semester for the first time in nine years, as university leaders work to rebound from tepid enrollment numbers that fell to a five-decade low a year ago.
Sunday, September 09, 2018
Saturday, September 08, 2018
Friday, September 07, 2018
A year after defaulting on its agreement with Louisiana, IBM narrowly met its hiring goals for its Baton Rouge center in 2018 as part of a revised agreement with Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration.
Thursday, September 06, 2018
After years at the "Shrine on Airline," the promise of a brand-new, $73 million stadium was enough to lure the Baby Cakes from New Orleans to Kansas.
St. Tammany Parish's lead economic development group is re-branding itself as the St. Tammany Corp. in order to align its focus with the modern economic development industry, officials said Thursday.
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Ochsner Health System has finalized an agreement with Christus Health in Lake Charles to create a joint venture in the region, a deal that includes operations of two hospitals, a charitable foundation and other clinics and facilities.
Federal energy regulators have issued environmental schedules for 12 proposed LNG export facilities, including two in Louisiana, in an effort to approve plans more quickly.
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are evacuating production platforms and shutting in wells ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon.
As Louisiana’s deal with Bell Helicopter for a Lafayette manufacturing facility was falling apart over the past month, state officials offered up a last-ditch proposal to keep the deal alive, records show.
Monday, September 03, 2018
Plans for an $85 million proton therapy cancer center in the Baton Rouge Health District have been scaled back significantly, with the developer cutting the treatment capacity in half in an effort to make the center more financially viable.
Sunday, September 02, 2018
Louisiana’s top banking regulator and 12 others are asking Congress to clear the way for banks to do business with the marijuana industry, which for years has struggled to find financial institutions willing to handle their cash and already has se…
Friday, August 31, 2018
From the West Coast to the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico, at least 10 percent of imports at many ports like the Port of New Orleans could be hit by new tariffs if Trump's proposals take full effect, according to an exclusive analysis of gover…
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Dixie Landin’/Blue Bayou is again pursuing a major expansion first proposed in 2008 that would create a campground and parking area near the amusement and water park at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Highland Road.
A permit notice was issued Monday by the New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clear, grade and fill in an L-shaped tract behind Home Depot on the west side of Highland.
A crude oil export terminal on the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish and 700-mile pipeline project will be a $2.5 billion investment, creating 35 permanent jobs, state officials said Wednesday in detailing the previously announced project.