Long Farm Village developer begins design work on final residential phase

Developer Russel Mosely is nearing the completion of residential lots in the fourth filing of his Long Farm Village and is beginning the engineering and design work on the fifth and final phase.

Louisiana Fish Fry preps for expansion

Baton Rouge-based Louisiana Fish Fry is gearing up to expand its product line again and recently filed two advance notices with state economic officials regarding planned expansions.

News alert: Bernhard, Enwave to split LSU energy deal

The LSU Board of Supervisors has approved a broad agreement that calls for splitting a lucrative energy services contract for the Baton Rouge campus between the two entities that, for months, have been vying for the deal.

Natural disaster business keeps former BBQ Guys founder busy

When BBQ Guys co-founder and former owner Mike Hackley sold his company last year and announced he was starting a small business with his son and son-in-law, he might have thought it was a way to slow down.

Area chambers back state gas tax increase while LABI, NFIB still undecided

The Southeast Super Region Committee—a partnership of economic development organizations that includes the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Greater New Orleans Inc., and the South Louisiana Council—has come out in support of a bill that would raise the state’s gasoline tax to fund key infrastructure projects while also increasing oversight of the state transportation department.

Former State National Life Insurance building downtown sold to NOLA investor

The former State National Life Insurance building in downtown Baton Rouge has been sold to a New Orleans-based investor.
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Bernhard group, Enwave poised to share LSU energy contract

The LSU Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting Tuesday, at which it is expected to announce that the two entities competing for a lucrative energy services deal for the main Baton Rouge campus have reached an agreement to share the contract.

Unglesby withdraws as plaintiff in suit challenging St. George incorporation

Veteran Baton Rouge defense attorney Lewis Unglesby is no longer a plaintiff in Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s lawsuit challenging the incorporation of the prospective city of St. George.

MasteryPrep sees market opportunities after investing in virtual instruction

Baton Rouge-based MasteryPrep is adapting to a changing U.S. education market by banking on virtual standardized test preparation services.

Baton Rouge jewelers see glittering sales

From increased spending on engagement rings to consumer preferences trending toward customization, Baton Rouge’s jewelers are seeing a boon in business.

Frustrations in Baton Rouge mount as thousands still without power

An estimated 30,000 residents and businesses in the Capital Region remain without power this afternoon, more than 48 hours after losing electricity during Monday’s ice storm, and patience is starting to wear thin.

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Alford: Sales tax issues also on Legislature’s agenda

While bills related to the gas tax and our income tax rates will share a...

Marie Constantin: Capturing litter could prevent flooding

I learned something remarkably interesting yesterday. When I called the FSA (Florida Stormwater Association) to confirm...
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Riegel: The cost of Baton Rouge ignoring its stormwater problems

Baton Rouge may be upset about its litter problem but it seems to be ignoring an even bigger problem—our Stormwater Management Program which is out of EPA compliance.

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