3 key components of a successful Blue Ocean Shift

On the recruiting trail – Louisiana aims to replace a lost generation of workers through programs designed to attract and retain future employees.

An emerging player – Louisiana could see additional jobs, new market prospects and increased tax revenue as a result of export opportunities.

Hair down: Salons, barbershops and spas in the Capital Region and across the country report a ‘dramatic slowdown in customer traffic growth.’

A matter of accessibility: Businesses and public facilities have until March to become compliant with new Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.

The hills are alive – … with the sounds of oil companies and Feliciana landowners hoping to strike it rich in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale.

School choice – John White has served as head of the Recovery School District for just five months, long enough for feelings to run strong about his ability to become state superintendent.

Mergers and acquisitions – South Louisiana law firms reflect a national expansion trend to better serve clients, improve geographic reach or survive the economic downturn.

Closing costs: The mortgage finance industry could be greatly affected by new regulations that would make it more expensive and more difficult to purchase a home.

Troubled times – Baton Rouge-based Amedisys has come under investigation for allegedly altering the course of patient care treatment to trigger higher federal reimbursements.

The unannounced candidate: Will the public antics of Mike Walker propel him to the highest office in East Baton Rouge Parish or simply undermine progress?

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