Report: Louisiana unemployment rate well above national average

While the unemployment rate in Louisiana went down from 2013 to 2018, it’s still well above the national average by two alternative measures, according to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

Investar Bank investing in north Baton Rouge, breaks ground on three houses

Investar Bank broke ground Tuesday on three previously announced houses in north Baton Rouge as part of the bank’s push to increase homeownership in the historically underserved area. Mayor Sharon Weston Broome touts the...

Even hot spots—like Ascension Parish—feeling effects of real estate slow down

It’s no secret the greater Baton Rouge real estate market is morphing out of a seller’s market, and now that downward trend is creeping into some of the traditional hot pockets of the Capital...
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Proposed I-10 widening through Baton Rouge already behind schedule

Engineers working on the environmental assessment phase of a proposed widening of 3.5 miles of Interstate 10 through the heart of Baton Rouge are months behind schedule, due to the challenges of trying to...

Ochsner digitizing clinical trials through Pfizer partnership

Ochsner Health System announced it has struck a multi-year "strategic alliance" with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. to improve access and connectivity to clinical trials for patients. The New Orleans-based health system says the partnership...

Wanting higher profile, IBM offering peek behind the curtain of its riverfront facility

(Editor's Note: This story has been revised from an earlier version to include updated information from IBM about its use of temporary workers on H-1B visas.) Though much hype surrounded IBM’s Baton Rouge arrival...

Leasing challenges for under-construction Water Campus office building

It’s been six months since global engineering and design firm Stantec announced it was moving into a 14,000-square-foot space on the fourth floor of 1200 Brickyard Lane, the 94,000-square-foot building under construction at the...

Prominent New Orleans hotel owner buys Nottoway Plantation

New Orleans business and hotel magnate Joseph Jaeger Jr. has purchased Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, with plans to enhance the guest experience at the historic antebellum home, said to be the largest still...

Alford: Locals prepare for a moment in the sun

If you’re ever bumping around the Capitol, and you hear someone refer to “the locals,”...

JR Ball: Baton Rouge just fine with sexual harassment

Harvey Weinstein would be right at home in Baton Rouge. Why wouldn’t the man who can’t...

Riegel: Why we remain so unfriendly to pedestrians

Baton Rouge recently made another one of those dubious lists that highlights the bad things...

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Metro Council MARC facility
After years of rubber-stamping escalating spending requests, the Metro Council is now wondering how the cost of a planned $6.5 million mosquito abatement facility has nearly doubled in price. One reason: high-end additions—like Silestone countertops, custom tinted windows and an $1,800 rat sculpture case. Then there's this: How did Gary Beard...

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...

Get tickets to the 2019 Business Awards & Hall of Fame

Business Report and Junior Achievement will honor six Baton Rouge individuals and companies at the 2019 Business Awards & Hall of Fame gala in...
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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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