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2019 economy: A forecast for renewed growth

After enjoying three years of solid job growth, the Baton Rouge area economy began to slow in 2018 as the industrial construction boom, which...
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2019 Industry: Exxon Mobil’s Baton Rouge future … ITEP and plastics

ExxonMobil has a big decision to make in early 2019 involving Baton Rouge, and whatever it decides will have major implications for the city’s...

DOTD to temporarily close Sunshine Bridge next weekend

The state Department of Transportation and Development will close the Sunshine Bridge to traffic next weekend—Jan. 19-20—for continued repairs. Work crews will be installing new...
Ascension Parish hotels

There’s a hotel boom in Ascension Parish and industrial corridor

Traveling along Interstate 10 through Gonzales, it’s hard to miss the abundance of hotels—from Holiday and Hampton Inns to SpringHill and Comfort Suites—that have...

Exxon defends ITEP requests ahead of state board meeting

Controversy surrounding the Industrial Tax Exemption program is brewing again ahead of Friday’s state Board of Commerce and Industry meeting where the board is...

Baton Rouge industry will benefit if deeper Mississippi River channel happens

If an Army Corps of Engineers plan to deepen the Mississippi River channel to Baton Rouge moves forward, as appears likely, a variety of...

Baton Rouge industry will get boost from Mississippi River deepening plan

If an Army Corps of Engineers plan to deepen the Mississippi River channel to Baton Rouge moves forward, as appears likely, a variety of...

Could Appalachia be natural gas competition for Louisiana?

Energy Secretary Rick Perry wants the U.S. to diversify its petrochemical infrastructure beyond Texas and Louisiana. At an event last week, according to 10/12 Industry Report, Perry...

Louisiana offshore port sets crude oil shipping record

The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port is pushing out the most crude oil it’s shipped in any one month since the terminal began supertanker exports...

Truckers have a slow haul navigating Baton Rouge I-10 traffic

LONG DETOUR: Chance McNeely, executive director of the Louisiana Motor Transport Association, says long-haul truckers, in an effort to avoid Baton Rouge traffic, are willing...

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