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Open Data BR adds annexation history dataset

Open Data BR today released a new dataset while also adding the 2018 property tax records to the East Baton Rouge Parish tax roll,...

Better infrastructure essential for business growth say summit speakers

Kicking off the governor’s Louisiana Statewide Business Summit this morning, infrastructure leaders from various sectors made their case for why improving the state’s infrastructure...

Report: Louisiana unemployment rate well above national average

While the unemployment rate in Louisiana went down from 2013 to 2018, it’s still well above the national average by two alternative measures, according...

Economic red flag: 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on car payments

A record 7 million Americans are 90 days or more behind on their auto loan payments, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported...

America’s infrastructure might not be as bad as it seems

The talk in Washington these days leaves little doubt that our country’s roads, bridges, pipes, tracks and wires are all in serious trouble. A...

LABI meeting: How to galvanize the next generation of voters

Generational shifts are transforming American politics, pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson told attendees of LABI’s annual meeting during her morning keynote address. If Republicans want to...

The fastest-growing job in Louisiana is biomedical engineering

The unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.0% in January 2019, while the labor force participation rate hit its highest mark since 2013. Overall, the...

Changing times put higher ed on a ledge

The mix of economic pressures on students and universities, combined with the coming demographic changes in students as well as a decade of state...
BRAC

BRAC priorities: New bridge, blight law reform, north Baton Rouge redevelopment

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber released its 2019 strategic plan today, two days after president and CEO Adam Knapp spoke about the chamber’s goals...
ITEP

Will ITEP debate hurt Baton Rouge economy?

Unpredictable. Inconsistent. Anti-business. These words, or some variation of them, have dominated discussion among the business community lately, describing the current Baton Rouge environment surrounding...

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