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Stupp Corp. announces $22M expansion at Baton Rouge plant

Stupp Corporation today announced it will spend $22 million to upgrade its two steel pipe manufacturing plants at its north Baton Rouge headquarters. The...

MPAA report: Domestic box office sold record $11.9B in tickets

The domestic box office reported record-high revenues in 2018, the Los Angeles Times reports, contributing to a worldwide 1% increase in movie ticket sales...

Hilton opening Citiplace hotel next week

Hilton’s newest Baton Rouge Hotel, Tru by Hilton on Citiplace Court, will open next Friday, March 29, Visit Baton Rouge announced today. The newly...

IberiaBank’s Ben Marmande moving to Houston; John Everett to succeed him

IberiaBank’s longtime Baton Rouge market president, Ben Marmande, is relocating to Houston, where he will oversee the bank’s growing presence in the nation’s fourth-largest...

Ruffino’s buyout advances with $3.5M sale of Baton Rouge restaurant

After splitting ways with business partner Peter Sclafani III in October, Ruffin Rodrigue recently purchased Ruffino’s on Highland Road for $3.5 million, according to...

Roundup: State recovers tax refunds / Defending gator meat / Jeans hit Wall Street

Take-backsies: Louisiana has recovered more than $22 million of tax refund overpayments made last week, the revenue department said Wednesday. Agency spokesman Byron Henderson...

ExxonMobil picked Baton Rouge but ITEP debate isn’t over

The local business community, fearful of the fallout from the ongoing controversy over the Industrial Tax Exemption Program, breathed a sigh of relief in...

I-10 widening hampered by potential historic districts  

The state’s plans to widen a 3.5-mile stretch of Interstate 10 through the heart of Baton Rouge have been slowed, at least in part,...

Economist says coach Ed Orgeron is worth every penny

Even with the $500,000 raise the LSU Board of Supervisors is today expected to give to football coach Ed Orgeron, board members and one...

‘Entrepreneurial ecosystem’ report to be ready by mid-April

Consulting firm Emergent Method expects a mid-April release of its report recommending ways the Research Park Corporation and LSU’s Innovation Park can collaborate more...

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