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Element 25 secures site for EV battery component refinery in Ascension Parish

A proposed electric vehicle battery component refinery is one step closer to becoming a reality in Ascension Parish. Element 25 Ltd., an Australian mining company,...

Baton Rouge sales tax collections grow in February

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

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana names new CEO

A longtime health insurance executive is taking over the top spot at Baton Rouge-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. The Louisiana insurer’s board...

Gordon McKernan is developing a new podcast studio

Prominent Baton Rouge injury attorney Gordon McKernan is in the process of developing a new podcast studio at his office on Hilton Avenue. The office,...

When will the Baton Rouge trucking museum open?

The Louisiana Motor Transport Association Foundation purchased two buildings in downtown Baton Rouge for $1.2 million in February with plans to move its offices...

BREW kicks off this week

Nexus Louisiana’s 13th annual Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week kicks off Tuesday with a full day of sessions and a pitch competition. BREW, slated to run...

Here’s why Together Baton Rouge is opposing this ‘water grab bill’

Representatives for Together Baton Rouge, a local network of civic organizations and religious congregations, will host a press conference on Monday morning to voice...

​​Arts Council names president and CEO

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge has named Jonathan Grimes as its president and CEO effective immediately, the organization announced today. Grimes has been...

TRENDS: Residential real estate market continues to slow

While the Baton Rouge residential real estate market experienced record growth from 2019 to 2021, that growth has slowed significantly in 2022 and 2023. That’s...

TRENDS: Industrial real estate market struggles to keep up with demand

The Baton Rouge industrial real estate market continues to find itself in a state of “gridlock and stagnation” even as the national market appears...

TRENDS: Baton Rouge office utilization rates surpass national average

Baton Rouge’s office utilization rates still hover around 60%, higher than the 50% national average, as the hybrid work model continues to impact the...

H&E Equipment completes its acquisition of a Montana company 

Baton Rouge’s H&E Equipment Services Inc. announced Wednesday that it had completed its acquisition of Lewistown Rental, a Montana-based equipment rental business, and three...

St. George organizer Andrew Murrell talks education, taxes

Editor’s Note: This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. On Monday, the Baton Rouge chapter of the NAACP issued a statement warning that...

Here’s how H&E has repositioned itself as a pure play rental business

The focus of Baton Rouge-based H&E Equipment Services is now squarely on its fastest-growing business segment: equipment rental. In recent years, H&E has repositioned itself...

What’s next for St. George?

Who will lead the new city of St. George? What will be the timeline for governance? How will the city provide services? When will...

St. George incorporation OK’d by Louisiana Supreme Court

The battle to incorporate the City of St. George is finally over. The Louisiana Supreme Court on Friday afternoon ruled that the lower courts made...

What b1Bank’s $85.7M acquisition of a Texas community bank means

Baton Rouge-based Business First Bancshares Inc., the holding company for b1Bank, on Thursday announced that it is acquiring Texas-based Oakwood Bancshares Inc. and its...

​​Here’s the latest on Baton Rouge’s massive Grön Fuels project

In November 2020, it was announced that Grön Fuels, a subsidiary of Fidelis New Energy LLC, was planning to build a $9.2 billion renewable...

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,...