Metro Council meeting virtually for first time  

The Metro Council will hold its first ever virtual meeting this afternoon as a way to take care of essential government business while observing the statewide ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. “We’ve...
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Louisiana responds to coronavirus with rare bipartisanship

A simple gift from a bitter political rival—a medical mask emblazoned with Louisiana's state seal—has helped Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards pound home a bipartisan plea for people to stay at home and avoid...

Some doors remain open for job seekers 

It’s not doom and gloom in every industry in the Capital Region right now—some companies are actually recruiting new employees.  The Baton Rouge Area Chamber launched BR Works last month to connect employers laying off...

Hospitality’s hazy future

The Baton Rouge hospitality industry has been hit especially hard by COVID-19 mitigation; equally troubling is no one is sure when the travelers will return.

Rally ’round Baton Rouge restaurants

The good news for a brutally hard-hit restaurant industry is that the recovery will come quick … for those still standing.

Baton Rouge businesses still waiting on advance emergency relief grants

The streamlined application process for the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program has been live since early last week, but many local business owners say they’re still waiting for their advance emergency relief grants...

Don’t miss this webcast with advice from experts on marketing during a crisis 

Keep your business going, gain market share and get a jump on the recovery by joining other Baton Rouge businesses for a free live webcast offering ideas, advice and answers to your questions about...

Short-term, LSU student rentals ‘obliterated,’ say property owners

With the Legislature on indefinite hiatus, LSU classes being taught online through the summer, travel restricted throughout the country, and spring festivals canceled, local property owners who rely on the student and short-term rental...


JR Ball: How long can the Baton Rouge economy survive the cure?

The goal is to save as many lives as possible without overwhelming the medical system, but destroying the economy creates another kind of human suffering.

Riegel: The inequity of the pandemic crisis in Louisiana

A preexisting unhealthy population is making the pandemic toll in Louisiana even greater, and that will strain cash-strapped social services.

Publisher: Defeating Goliath … as our world changes

Facing "the truth" and then adapting to the new reality are the first steps in overcoming the crisis known as the coronavirus.


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The economic damage wrought by the coronavirus on Baton Rouge was sudden and widespread, leaving us to wonder how long will it last and what will the new normal look like?

Louisiana’s economy post-coronavirus: US Sen. John Kennedy, economist Loren Scott will share their insights during next ‘Business Report’ webcast

While Louisiana’s economy certainly wasn’t hitting on all cylinders prior to the coronavirus, mitigating the pandemic has seemingly ground business to a halt around...

PPP questions remain, US Rep. Garret Graves and an SBA expert will answer them during ‘Business Report’ webcast

The Payroll Protection Plan, a key component of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act, began its rollout last Friday but last-minute changes and the speed...

US Rep. Garret Graves, LABI’s Stephen Waguespack to explain federal coronavirus aid package during ‘Business Report’ webcast

Congress is expected to pass the $2 trillion federal stimulus package today, and President Donald Trump says he'll quickly sign it. Once approved, the...

Power Breakfast Series focused on south Louisiana industry set for June 9

A 2020 Business Report Power Breakfast focused on South Louisiana’s industrial sector has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 9. The event was postponed from its...