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Find out in advance what will happen in Baton Rouge in 2019

Anyone can tell you what's already taken place in Baton Rouge, but reporting what's expected to happen in the future? Now that's a trick. Yet that's what the Business Report set out to do in its...
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2019 Louisiana politics: The calm before the gubernatorial storm

When U.S. Sen. John Kennedy defied conventional political wisdom in late November, announcing he wouldn’t be challenging Gov. John Bel Edwards in the fall election, some assumed the contest was over before it had...
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2019 Baton Rouge politics: Group looking to improve government is all about nothing

There will be plenty of talk over the next three months about the desire to create a city-parish manager role as well as the need to come up with a new way to fill...
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2019 economy: Changing faces of Baton Rouge leadership and the challenges each face

Baton Rouge Metro Airport Director Mike Edwards Goals: • Establish an Airport Economic Development Zone and advance public-private partnership opportunities in the Aviation Business Park • Expand air service with a focus on the addition of new nonstop...
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2019 economy: Capital Region prioritizes its economic goals

Some are common across the nine-parish Capital Region while others are uniquely tied to a single parish. Here’s a roundup of what area chambers and economic development officials say are their two key objectives in...
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2019 transportation: Is Baton Rouge finally on the road to somewhere?

If you’re looking for transformational changes to Baton Rouge’s transportation infrastructure in 2019, you’ll likely be disappointed. Despite a series of positive measures in 2018 to address the Capital Region’s chronic gridlock, it’s going...
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2019 real estate: Too much Class A office space?

Might there be a glimmer of hope for a Baton Rouge Class A office market stymied in recent years by rising vacancies? A segment of the commercial broker world are cautiously optimistic about 2019, predicting a...

JR Ball: The curious case of Lea Anne Batson

Let’s be clear: I have no clue whether or not Lea Anne Batson should be...

Riegel: A new road map for funding infrastructure?

The latest effort by the business community to get state lawmakers behind a plan to...

Publisher: Will ‘race’ drive decisions in 2019?

As a new year starts, we are hopeful of growth and progress in our community....

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After enjoying three years of solid job growth, the Baton Rouge area economy began to slow in 2018 as the industrial construction boom, which stimulated area growth for years, winded down. But the lull is not here to stay. This year, the Capital Region is expected to kick back into...

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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