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Low interest rates continue to prop up Baton Rouge home sales

While the coronavirus pandemic has done damage to many sectors of the economy, it hasn’t had a negative effect on residential real estate, at least not yet. On the contrary, home sale activity in East Baton Rouge Parish through July is slightly higher than it was for the same period in 2019 or 2018, according to an analysis of MLS data compiled by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors and provided by local real estate agents.

Parcel at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary sold to build nursing home

A 5-acre parcel at the Lane Regional Medical Center campus has been sold to be the site of a nursing home. As part of the deal, the nursing home company will manage the hospital’s current nursing home facility inside the hospital and construct and operate a new nursing home.

What’s your DEI strategy?

Three key elements to include while developing a DEI strategy in order to ensure your focus is intentional and effective.

3 things to know: Domoine Rutledge

3 things to know: Domoine Rutledge is the vice president and general counsel for CSRS, joining the company after working decades for the EBR school system.

LSU-area retailers keeping their eye on the Tigers

Struggling businesses near LSU are hoping the university offers a financial lifeline this fall by opening the campus to students … and football fans.
JR Ball

JR Ball: Baton Rouge will have a mayor’s race after all

Steve Carter's surprise entry into the mayor's race instantly made him the most serious threat to Sharon Weston Broome’s reelection chances.

Riegel: Battling the pandemic in a post-truth era

With a full-scale, global crisis on our hands, the reality of what it means to dispute reality is, well, downright dystopian in the post-truth era.
Rolfe McCollister Business Report

Publisher: Stop the world, I want to get off

Facing the world each day in a mask, 6 feet away from anyone I encounter, I read and watch the national and local news and wonder, “What’s going on? When will sanity return?”

After finding workplace testing niche, Relief Telemed looks for school partnerships

Relief Telemed, the 1-year-old local telemedicine startup that, over the past 60 days, has tested more than 3,000 employees in south Louisiana, is turning...
voices for business equity

Voices for equity

Black members of the business community, through the sharing of their stories, put the spotlight on boosting economic opportunities.