LSU wetlands mitigation bank plan moves forward

Firms interested in partnering with the LSU AgCenter to redevelop a 400-acre site in St. Gabriel into a wetlands mitigation bank are touring the property this morning to gather information to prepare their responses...

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 scheduled to take up several ITEP requests. Community group Together Louisiana...

Visit Baton Rouge OKs $5.4M budget for 2019

The Visit Baton Rouge board of directors on Thursday unanimously passed a $5.4 million budget for 2019, a 3.15% increase over this year’s budget. The city-parish tourism promotion agency plans to spend approximately $5.93 million...
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LASM names replacement for retiring Carol Gikas

After a months-long national search, the Louisiana Art and Science Museum today announced it is hiring 15-year museum veteran Serena Pandos to serve as its next president and executive director starting early next year. Pandos...
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Louisiana secretary of state diverted $90K to pay settlement

The Louisiana secretary of state's office diverted more than $90,000 from computer system improvements to pay its share of a sexual misconduct settlement involving the agency's former leader, Tom Schedler. Dollars earmarked to upgrade software...

BRNEDD to hold first meeting with new director tonight  

At his first meeting tonight as executive director of the Baton Rouge North Economic Development District, Jerry Jones will present the board with his plan for his first 100 days at the helm of...

Baton Rouge General Mid City likely site for Bridge Center

The mental health diversion center approved by voters Dec. 8 is tentatively slated to be located in vacant space at the Baton Rouge General Mid City campus. But officials with the nonprofit organization that...

A Louisiana constitutional convention primer

I had but two goals while writing this column: To provide a better understanding of...

JR Ball: A Christmas wish list for Baton Rouge

With the arrival of the gift that keeps on giving—my annual property tax bill—the Christmas...

Riegel: A silver lining among the storm clouds of climate change

As has been well documented by now, the Trump administration released one of the most...

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If an Army Corps of Engineers plan to deepen the Mississippi River channel to Baton Rouge moves forward, as appears likely, a variety of industries along the river will undoubtedly benefit. The goal of the $237.7 million project is to increase channel depths to 50 feet, up from 45...

Nominations for 2019 Influential Women in Business

Nominations will be accepted for Business Report‘s 2019 Influential Women in Business beginning Jan. 8, 2019. The awards annually honor professional women in the Capital Region...
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Get details about awards and tickets to all of Business Report’s 2019 events

Since 1982, Baton Rouge Business Report has been instrumental in establishing and hosting unique business events that have recognized excellence and created opportunities for business...

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