Capital Region construction jobs rebound, though sector’s unemployment remains high

The number of people working in construction in the Capital Region has grown by 11% over the past 12 months, double the rate of the next-fastest growing sector, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber reports. 

Is there enough demand to sustain Baton Rouge’s nonstop flight to D.C.? 

Baton Rouge Metro Airport’s recently launched daily nonstop flights to Washington, D.C, are only about half filled, according to preliminary figures released by the airport. 

Will Baton Rouge youth sports get a boost from the Pennington Foundation?

The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation has partnered with the Aspen Institute to expand access to recreational activities for children in East Baton Rouge Parish. 

New Orleans paint store enters Capital Region with four new locations

Helm Paint and Decorating, a New Orleans-based paint store, has taken its first steps into the Capital Region as it opens four locations in Baton Rouge. 

ExxonMobil eyes Baton Rouge for a microchip-related manufacturing project

ExxonMobil is in the early stages of bringing a project to support growing microchip manufacturing in the U.S. into Baton Rouge. 

LABI’s latest policy agenda combines old, new proposals

LA23, the new strategic plan the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry released today, restates many of the goals that business advocates have lobbied for in recent years.  Those include eliminating the corporate franchise and...

Capital Region housing market continues to cool

The Capital Region’s housing market is continuing to cool down, following national trends, according to the latest data released by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors

See who in Baton Rouge is working on new strategies for the future

The Downtown Development District Commission approved a strategic plan yesterday setting the goals of the organization for the next five years—but it’s actually just one of several Baton Rouge entities working on blueprints to help guide development and growth in the region. 

Opinion | Waguespack is the right choice for governor

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Opinion | The City Park petition: A response from BREC Superintendent Corey K. Wilson

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