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‘Business Report’ publisher: Metro Council gets high on Amazon HQ2 and search for new...

Did someone bring “special brownies” with an extra ingredient to the Oct. 11 Metro Council meeting when the council passed a resolution urging Amazon...
JR Ball

JR Ball: The ‘T’ in TOPS stands for Texas

If there’s one thing Louisiana excels at it’s this: throwing money, tax breaks and a top-rated workforce training program at out-of-state companies in the...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: The final chapter in landman’s environmental crusade?

Ten years ago, Baton Rouge landman Dan Collins did a risky and politically unpopular thing, when he filed an environmental whistleblower lawsuit against the...

‘Business Report’ Publisher: A sad day in America

What happened in Las Vegas is almost beyond comprehension. How could 58 people be murdered and almost 500 injured while enjoying a country music...
JR Ball

JR Ball: What Amazon’s HQ2 wishlist says about Baton Rouge

Amazon’s announcement that it will allow some lucky American city to pay oodles of corporate welfare in exchange for a $5-billion, 50,000-employee complex known...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: Broome is making the case for St. George

When the Metro Council voted in early September not to put Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s proposed 5-mill property tax for road improvements on the...

‘Business Report’ Publisher: FYI: There is an election Oct. 14

LSU Tiger fans know that the Auburn Tigers are coming to town for a game on Saturday, Oct. 14, but I am not sure...
JR Ball

JR Ball: Let’s treat Baton Rouge like we do LSU football

Ask Les Miles how seriously we take our LSU football. Mediocrity—or just being pretty darn good—may work at Ole Miss but here, in Baton...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: Running out of places to hide from Mother Nature

As Hurricane Irma barreled toward the southeast U.S. earlier this month, we in south Louisiana breathed a collective sigh of relief. This monster, the spaghetti...
rolfe mccollister

‘Business Report’ Publisher: The ‘green grass’ of Baton Rouge

This special anniversary issue represents a celebration of a 35-year journey for our Baton Rouge business community—and for Business Report. Much has happened, as...

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