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What is BREC’s economic impact?

BREC parks have provided $318 million in economic benefits to East Baton Rouge Parish, according to BREC Superintendent Corey Wilson. Speaking at the Press Club...

Here are the latest numbers for BTR’s nonstop flight to DC

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport’s nonstop service to Washington’s Reagan International Airport is operating at an average 65% capacity as it nears its one-year anniversary,...

Meet the semifinalists for this year’s High Stakes Pitch

Nine companies have been selected as semifinalists for this year’s Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week's High Stakes Pitch.  The semifinalists include Falaya, Thrivvy, Speedy Eats, XRMedix,...

What to know about Baton Rouge’s new AI chatbot

At its meeting Wednesday, the Metro Council approved the development of a city-parish AI chatbot that will allow residents and visitors to ask questions,...

Here’s the latest on three major Baton Rouge Health District projects

A lot is happening at the Baton Rouge Health District, from the development of cutting-edge data sharing capabilities to infrastructure enhancements and beautification. Business Report...

This Marucci Sports co-founder’s new endeavor is all about backyard experiences

Joe Lawrence, co-founder of Baton Rouge success story Marucci Sports, is now at the helm of a new sporting goods enterprise: SweetSpot. Lawrence, who stepped...

What’s next for the new River Center and hotel development?

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome today submitted her proposed plan for next steps in developing a new River Center and complementary headquarters hotel to the...

H&E Equipment acquiring Montana-based rental business

Baton Rouge’s H&E Equipment Services Inc. today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Lewistown Rental, a Montana-based equipment rental business, and...

See a roundup of storm impact in the Capital Region

The National Weather Service issued a handful of alerts Wednesday morning warning area residents to stay cautious as storms move through the Capital Region...

Are Baton Rouge auto dealerships keeping pace with national sales growth?

New vehicle sales in the U.S. rose 5.1% year over year in the first quarter of 2024, according to recently released data from Motor...

Baton Rouge sales tax collections were slightly up in January

January East Baton Rouge Parish General 2% Sales and Use Tax by Holly Duchmann

Smalls Sliders continues to expand in the Capital Region and beyond

Editor's Note: This article has been updated since its original publication. Smalls Sliders, the burger chain brainchild of Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux founder Brandon Landry, is...

Louisiana’s proposed constitutional convention, explained

Speaking at the Press Club of Baton Rouge’s meeting Monday, Senate President Cameron Henry provided an update on the constitutional convention proposed by Gov....

Should school start times be delayed to combat absenteeism? BRAC thinks so

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber on Monday proposed delaying school start times to combat chronic absenteeism. The proposal coincides with the release of BRAC’s research...

A new Korean restaurant has arrived in downtown Baton Rouge

Okki Tokki, a new Korean-inspired “build your own bowl” restaurant, opened its doors in downtown Baton Rouge on Monday. While Okki Tokki is currently open...

Louisiana sees job gains in February but also higher unemployment

Louisiana continues to show employment gains, according to figures released Wednesday by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Louisiana’s total nonfarm employment stood at 1,951,400 in February,...

DR Horton buys lots for new subdivision off Joor Road

National homebuilder DR Horton purchased 34 lots for a new subdivision off of Joor Road in Central for a little over $2.8 million, according...

Louisiana-based Latter & Blum acquired by real estate brokerage giant 

Louisiana-based Latter & Blum, which employs some 3,100 real estate agents across the Gulf Coast region, has been acquired by Compass, one of the...

Waitr Holdings officially files for bankruptcy

Waitr Holdings Inc., the parent company of ASAP (formerly Waitr), has filed for bankruptcy, according to a Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities...

This year’s pitch competition at BREW will feature an added twist

Nexus Louisiana’s pitch competition will have higher stakes this year. The High-Stakes Pitch Competition next month will serve as the qualifying event for the Startup...