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The Katrina phenomenon: How a hurricane changed the way South Louisiana does business

On Aug. 27, 2005, thousands of New Orleans-area residents began streaming into Baton Rouge in advance of the approaching Hurricane Katrina. In the days...

The Katrina phenomenon: Baton Rouge and New Orleans are finally working together for the...

In 2007, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and Baton Rouge Area Chamber jointly funded a study to explore the feasibility of a new international...

The Katrina phenomenon: Baton Rouge is bigger and better today than a decade ago,...

Baton Rouge today is a lot bigger and more vibrant than the Baton Rouge of 2005. Just think, for a minute, of all the...

Six companies that relocated or expanded after Hurricane Katrina: The Bulldog and Velvet Cactus

(Photography by Don Kadair: The Velvet Cactus) In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a handful of New Orleans restaurants came to Baton Rouge, where...

Six companies that relocated or expanded after Hurricane Katrina: Boudreaux’s Jewelers

(Photography by Don Kadair: Donny Boudreaux) Like so many businesses in the New Orleans area, Boudreaux’s Jewelers was shuttered after Hurricane Katrina—both its Mandeville location...

Six companies that relocated or expanded after Hurricane Katrina: Zehnder Communications

(Photography by Collin Richie: Jeff Zehnder) Advertising executive Jeff Zehnder and his wife had owned their home in New Orleans’ Lakeview area for just 12...

Six companies that relocated or expanded after Hurricane Katrina: Vivid Ink

(Photography by Don Kadair: Stephen St. Cyr) Like a lot of Baton Rougeans, Vivid Ink owner Stephen St. Cyr’s business was shut down for a...

Six companies that relocated or expanded after Hurricane Katrina: Beau Box

(Photography by Don Kadair: Beau Box Commercial Real Estate) Though Beau Box grew up in north Louisiana, he went to LSU and had connections in...

Six companies that relocated or expanded after Hurricane Katrina: Baker Donelson

Water was still pouring into the city of New Orleans from the 17th Street Canal levee breach following Hurricane Katrina when the Baker Donelson...

Should Baton Rouge allow a barge facility to be built near LSU?

Controversy has escalated over a proposed barge-cleaning facility to be built along the Mississippi River bank near LSU and BREC’s Farr Park. The facility—proposed...

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