Baton Rouge filmmakers: NOLA isn’t Louisiana’s only movie-making city

Baton Rouge filmmakers say they want additional local workforce development opportunities and assurances that a new Louisiana Entertainment Development Fund won’t only benefit New Orleans filmmakers. The Alliance for Louisiana Filmmakers hosted a listening...

Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line to headline Bayou Country Superfest

Bayou Country Superfest organizers have announced the lineup for this year’s event, which is returning to LSU Tiger Stadium May 25 and 26. The 10th anniversary lineup features Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line,...

Baton Rouge investors give over $18K to 15 Young Entrepreneurs Academy startups

Thirteen-year-old Condoleezza Semien, CEO and founder of Beluga Bliss, was selected to represent the Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge at a national pitch competition in New York after impressing an investor panel with...

Who will be the next Knock Knock director?

Four months into the search for a new executive director of the Knock Knock Children’s Museum, 27 people from throughout the country have applied for the position. Five of those applicants are under serious...

Sunshine Bridge won’t fully reopen until August

Repairs to the Sunshine Bridge are expected to be completed in early March, but the Mississippi River span won’t fully reopen until August, as crews will continue working on the structure for a different,...

MovEBR RFQ—yes, it will be a RFQ—to be issued by Friday

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s administration will issue a Request for Qualifications by the end of the week for a program manager to oversee the nearly $1 billion MovEBR roads improvement program. The procurement document has...

Metro Council members move to oust head of mosquito abatement agency

Two members of the Metro Council are calling for a hearing to fire Todd Walker, director of the Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control district, because of concerns over escalating costs related to...
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Who is Gary Beard and how does he keep landing public contracts?

In his nearly 40-year career, Gary Beard has found work as an engineer, a legislator, a failed candidate for statewide office and an inventor—according to his LinkedIn page. About a decade ago, he also...

JR Ball: Baton Rouge just fine with sexual harassment

Harvey Weinstein would be right at home in Baton Rouge. Why wouldn’t the man who can’t...

Riegel: Why we remain so unfriendly to pedestrians

Baton Rouge recently made another one of those dubious lists that highlights the bad things...

Publisher: Louisiana faced with the future—again

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After years of rubber-stamping escalating spending requests, the Metro Council is now wondering how the cost of a planned $6.5 million mosquito abatement facility has nearly doubled in price. One reason: high-end additions—like Silestone countertops, custom tinted windows and an $1,800 rat sculpture case. Then there's this: How did Gary Beard...

Nominations for 2019 Influential Women in Business

Nominations will be accepted for Business Report‘s 2019 Influential Women in Business beginning Jan. 8, 2019. The awards annually honor professional women in the Capital Region...

Get tickets to the 2019 Business Awards & Hall of Fame

Business Report and Junior Achievement will honor six Baton Rouge individuals and companies at the 2019 Business Awards & Hall of Fame gala in...
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Since 1982, Baton Rouge Business Report has been instrumental in establishing and hosting unique business events that have recognized excellence and created opportunities for business...

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