Retail: Just a bad dream?

No real estate sector has been harder hit by the pandemic than retail, and its recovery depends on tenant-landlord compromise and the willingness of consumers to get out and spend.

Industrial: The lull continues

A double whammy of an oil price crash and a pandemic thwarts what was supposed to be a rebound year for the industrial sector in Baton Rouge and south Louisiana.

Phase two gives restaurants more flexibility on spacing of tables

Restaurants and bars that serve food will have considerably more flexibility to configure their dining rooms under the new phase two guidelines.

St. George transition district approved by Legislature

State lawmakers were not able to pass a budget before adjourning the regular session Monday afternoon and reconvening in a special session Monday night. But they did find time to pass a bill to establish...

Phase two business reaction: Good news, but guidelines far from ideal

Business owners and leaders are celebrating Gov. John Bel Edwards’ decision to allow increased commercial activity in the state beginning June 5, when Louisiana officially moves to phase two of a staged reopening. The new...

Rent checks are due again; are tenants still paying?

It’s June 1, which means rent checks are due for millions of renters who have been laid off or otherwise adversely impacted by the economic shutdown caused by the pandemic. But local landlords, like their...

Don’t miss the Power Breakfast webcast on the future of South Louisiana industry

American Chemistry Council chief economist Kevin Swift, Danos owner/executive Eric Danos, ExxonMobil refinery manager Gloria Moncada and Jones Walker energy attorney Marjorie McKeithen will headline a free webcast next month tackling the future of...

PAR: Louisiana COVID-19 trend lines favorable, more data needed

Several key trend lines tracking COVID-19’s impact in Louisiana are showing favorable directions, just as the state is reaching the next decision point about whether to further reopen social interactions and business operations, according to...

Louisiana Economic Recovery Task Force takes notes from tax relief expert

For Louisiana’s business community to come out stronger post-COVID-19, state lawmakers must push for best practices involving business tax relief, a national tax expert told members of the Louisiana Economic Recovery Task Force during...



JR Ball: Louisiana GOP lawmakers making the most of a good crisis

JR Ball: Lawmakers on both sides of the political divide are using COVID-19 as an opportunity to make the most of a good crisis.

Riegel: Legislature flaunts its disregard for democracy

Riegel: Lawmakers in the Louisiana Legislature have used pandemic mitigation measures as a way to shut the public out of democracy.

Publisher: Another lost opportunity for the Baton Rouge community

Rolfe McCollister: Selecting the next East Baton Rouge public school superintendent was one of the most critical positions to be filled for our future.

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