natural gas

Natural gas powering the Louisiana energy industry

Fueled by the continued shale revolution and surging global energy demand, U.S. oil and gas production in 2018 posted the largest annual increases ever recorded by any country. That’s according to energy giant BP’s...
St. George

Politics making strange bedfellows in the anti-St. George camp

While no visible signs of any organized campaign to combat the city of St. George incorporation effort have yet emerged, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome is beginning to pull together various groups and individuals opposed...
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HUD issues guidelines enabling payout to 2016 Louisiana flood victims

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released the legal guidance needed to implement the duplication of benefits fix for Louisiana’s 2016 flood victims. Though Congress approved the remedy last fall—a bill sponsored...

Baton Rouge banks ride the consolidation wave

When MidSouth Bank announced at the end of April it was merging into Hancock Whitney in a stock-for-stock transaction, few in Baton Rouge’s banking community were surprised. The deal, expected to close late in the...
Ochsner Design

Design: Ochsner Medical Complex-The Grove

Owner: Ochsner Health System Architect: GraceHebert Architects Contractor: The Lemoine Company Cost: $116 million Completed: May 31, 2019 Use: Medical office building and surgical hospital with optimal patient rooms Location: 10310 The Grove Blvd. Form follows function... “Ochsner Medical Complex-The Grove was designed and...
data breach

Louisiana in middle of U.S. data breach pack

Nearly two-thirds of American adults report having been personally caught up in a major data breach, and more than 40% have dealt with fraudulent credit card charges. Last year alone, the Federal Trade Commission says...
tort reform

If not tort reform, what’s the Louisiana solution to high auto insurance rates?

If state leaders want to score an election-year win with both the public and the business community, they would find a way to lower Louisiana’s notoriously high auto insurance rates. That’s easier said, however, than...
residential market

Baton Rouge residential market off to promising start

The Capital Region residential market is off to a relatively promising start in 2019, year-to-date figures through April show. Though home total sales in the nine-parish metro area are down by 2.3%, that’s really...

JR Ball: Brother, can you spare $2 million for poor Baton Rouge?

The outrage was almost immediate. Baton Rouge and its city-parish government, with an annual budget...

Riegel: Making sense of the MovEBR management contracts

I am still struggling to understand how the city-parish and its two program management teams...

Publisher: Take a single step forward on Florida Boulevard

It was sad reading our recent cover story (“No man’s land,” May 21) on the...


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In mid-October, an article appeared in a premium-membership edition of The Wall Street Journal, breaking the news that a Louisiana telecommunications company might soon be bought, with the headline proclaiming, “Family-Owned Eatel Explores a Sale.” The prospect wasn’t all that surprising. In an industry rife with mergers and acquisitions, Eatel—a...

Business Report Executive Leadership Academy taking applications for fall 2019 session

The Business Report Executive Leadership Academy is now accepting applications for the fall 2019 session. Business Report offers this customized program for advancing professionals and...

Get tickets to the Influential Women in Business Luncheon

Business Report has announced the 10 Capital Region women who will be celebrated as this year’s Influential Women in Business honorees. Those being recognized are: —Stephanie...

Register now for the 2019 Best Places to Work

Think your company is one of the best places to work in the Capital Region? Find out by registering for Business Report’s 2019 Best Places...