Together Baton Rouge report questions ITEP impact on business tax climate

In its latest critique of the Industrial Tax Exemption program, Together Baton Rouge released a report today that argues the average East Baton Rouge Parish business pays more than twice as much in property...

Community Coffee isn’t resting on its laurels this year

Baton Rouge-based Community Coffee Company celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, but the company is not resting on its considerable legacy. Board Chairman and fourth-generation owner Matt Saurage, whose great grandfather founded the company, says it...

Baton Rouge airport officials reviving plans for hotel

A 2016 plan for a hotel at the Baton Rouge Airport died a quiet death, when the development team that was exploring the project decided not to move forward with it. But airport officials say...

Soon you’ll be able to get a Real ID from Public Tag Agents

Planning a commercial flight after October 2020? You’ll need a Real ID. And you might be able to get one processed at any of Baton Rouge’s express motor vehicle offices “in the near future,”...
cybersecurity Stephenson Technologies

Stephenson Technologies launches cybersecurity partnership with Israeli firm  

LSU’s applied research corporation Stephenson Technologies is partnering with Israel-based Check Point Software Technologies to develop cybersecurity training programs. Gov. John Bel Edwards, who announced the deal Tuesday, met with Check Point officials in October...
Louisiana politics governor's race
Insider

2019 Louisiana politics: The calm before the gubernatorial storm

When U.S. Sen. John Kennedy defied conventional political wisdom in late November, announcing he wouldn’t be challenging Gov. John Bel Edwards in the fall election, some assumed the contest was over before it had...
Baton Rouge politics
Insider

2019 Baton Rouge politics: Group looking to improve government is all about nothing

There will be plenty of talk over the next three months about the desire to create a city-parish manager role as well as the need to come up with a new way to fill...

JR Ball: The curious case of Lea Anne Batson

Let’s be clear: I have no clue whether or not Lea Anne Batson should be...

Riegel: A new road map for funding infrastructure?

The latest effort by the business community to get state lawmakers behind a plan to...

Publisher: Will ‘race’ drive decisions in 2019?

As a new year starts, we are hopeful of growth and progress in our community....

People in Business

INSIDER EXCLUSIVES

Sponsors

Must Read

Baton Rouge business predictions
Anyone can tell you what's already taken place in Baton Rouge, but reporting what's expected to happen in the future? Now that's a trick. Yet that's what the Business Report set out to do in its Jan. 15 issue, predicting the people, politics, business news and issues that will make headlines...

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...
Baton Rouge Business Report events

Get details about awards and tickets to all of Business Report’s 2019 events

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...

DAILY REPORT