Opportunity Zone tax breaks are proving to be a tough sell

Opportunity Zone tax breaks meant to spur development in distressed communities are not attracting Baton Rouge investors—at least not in low-income areas.

Business Lunch: City Pork Brasserie and Bar

Business Lunch: City Pork has been a bellwether in Baton Rouge’s evolving dining scene, serving artisan barbecue and charcuterie and inventive Southern fare.
St. George

No comment from St. George on Broome’s lawsuit against incorporation

Organizers of the proposed city of St. George declined to comment this morning on a suit filed today by Mayor Sharon Weston Broome.

News alert: Broome sues St. George organizers

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, as expected, files a lawsuit fighting the incorporation of St. George, saying it will hurt Baton Rouge and the parish.

LSU student entrepreneurs are predicting crime before it happens

A group of LSU computer science students have turned a crime prediction software project into Crimer, a tech startup venture.
Fluker Farms

Fluker Farms bets the black soldier fly holds the key to food sustainability

Port Allen-based Fluker Farms’ black soldier fly venture with LSU could be a model for food sustainability and conscious capitalism.

Goal of new cyber coordination center is to make Louisiana a cybersecurity global leader

With the goal of Louisiana becoming a global leader in cybersecurity, LED acts as a ‘catalyst’ for a new cyber coordination center at 1200 Brickyard Lane.

Design: Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors

Design: The new headquarters for the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors is designed to be friendly so that visiting contractors will have a pleasant experience and be proud of their industry.

JR Ball: In defense of Lane Grigsby

JR Ball: Let me just say it: I find Lane Grigsby to be absolutely fabulous. He’s a man of his convictions and, agree with him or not, there’s nobility in that. 

Riegel: Questions surround Louisiana’s coastal master plan

Riegel: It's time to pay attention to the complaints from fishermen and elected officials on the Mississippi Gulf Coast over Louisiana’s coastal restoration plans.

Publisher: Your vote is your voice on Nov. 16

Publisher Rolfe McCollister gives his endorsements for the Nov. 16 runoff election. His pick for governor is Eddie Rispone.


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