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Unemployment rising for summer

Initial unemployment insurance claims in Louisiana rose during the second week of June, climbing roughly 7.3% from the week prior, according to figures released...

See how the Baton Rouge-area residential housing market fared in May

Inflation is slowly cooling, but mortgage rates remain high as the housing market continues to see a decline in pending and closed sales, according...

2023 was a ‘historic’ year for LSU research activity

Research activity across LSU’s eight campuses totaled a record $488 million in 2023—a 14% increase from the previous record set in 2022. According to a...

LSU’s Dek Terrell on what the Fed’s latest decision on interest rates means

Federal Reserve officials announced Wednesday that they expect to cut their benchmark interest rate once this year because inflation remains persistently elevated. Dek Terrell, director...

Baton Rouge restaurants brace for the ‘Keith Lee Effect’

Wildly popular TikTok food critic Keith Lee on Monday announced that he’s coming to Baton Rouge for his next food tour, and that’s big...

BREC superintendent to lay out agency’s economic outlook before Metro Council

BREC Superintendent Corey Wilson will present a report on the agency’s economic outlook and a strategic plan for the future at a Metro Council...

EBR sales tax collections drop in March

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

LED moving headquarters to River Road

Louisiana Economic Development is planning to move its headquarters to a building on North River Road near Lafayette Street, according to Downtown Development District...

Pennsylvania casino real estate investors are backing the Belle’s move onto land 

Pennsylvania-based Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. announced on Wednesday that it would fund and oversee the landside move and hotel renovation of the Belle...

Meet Baton Rouge’s boomerangs

Many young professionals who were raised in the Capital Region and left for a while—whether for school, or work, or both—have since returned home...

A ‘totally new’ ITEP process is in the works

At its meeting Tuesday, the Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry will consider sweeping changes to the state’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program. Under ITEP, eligible...

​​SoLou’s Lafayette location opens today

SoLou, a Baton Rouge eatery with an emphasis on south Louisiana fare, is expanding into Lafayette. The new restaurant is on Kaliste Saloom Road near...

Lori Melancon discusses her priorities as BRAC’s new CEO

Last week, it was announced that Lori Melancon had been named the new president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. She will...

Meet Baton Rouge’s Boomerangs

As the Capital Region embarks on a campaign to recruit and retain young professionals, here are eight who returned to their roots—and why. Years ago,...

Three local powerhouse women joined forces to create affordable housing for women and children...

When Dachawnica Calloway heard about YWCA Greater Baton Rouge’s services for women from a friend in 2023, she was living in survival mode as...

Here’s where the University Lakes Project stands right now

After kicking off in earnest in June of last year, Phase 1 of the University Lakes Project is “progressing well.” That’s according to CSRS Principal...

How is the labor market looking for Baton Rouge restaurants?

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on the restaurant industry’s labor market. Overall restaurant industry employment in the U.S. shrank...
banking mergers

Bernhard Capital Partners acquiring Colorado-based government tech firm

Baton Rouge-based Bernhard Capital Partners announced Tuesday that its dedicated government services platform has acquired Apogee Engineering, a government technology services provider.  Colorado-based Apogee specializes...

See what’s going on in Zachary’s Americana development

The massive traditional neighborhood development Americana in Zachary got its start more than a decade ago. That expansion shows no signs of slowing. Just last month,...

Nexus Louisiana announces queen’s visit to promote global entrepreneurship

The queen of the largest kingdom in Uganda will visit the Capital Region later this month to enhance Louisiana’s connections overseas while promoting global...