In 2002, Louisiana enacted a relatively modest Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit Program. Since then, lawmakers have expanded the program into arguably the most generous in the country. As Business Report details in its new cover story, the...
DATE: August 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
So what's the ROI? It's complicated.
DATE: August 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue
Louisiana's unemployment rate rose for the third straight month in July, but employer payrolls continued to grow strongly, telling two different stories about the state's labor market. The Associated Press reports the state's jobless rate rose to...
DATE: August 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
News roundup: Qualifying for Nov. elections begins Wednesday … Changing South at intersection of demographics, politics … La. weekly rig count up 3
On your marks: Qualifying for the November Congressional Primary election will open on Wednesday and run through Friday, Aug. 22, says Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler. All candidates for local municipal races will qualify...
DATE: August 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Nationally, about 10% of students in grades kindergarten through 12 attend a private school. In Baton Rouge, private school attendance is nearly twice that—at 19.1%—which ranks it No. 4 nationally for private school attendance by...
DATE: August 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Construction on the clubhouse for Lexington Estates and Lexington Park—two subdivisions located on Nicholson Drive just south of Bluebonnet Boulevard—is expected to begin in November, says Chad Stevens of MR Engineering and Surveying,...
DATE: August 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Count me as one of those who was surprised to hear ho-hum responses when Austin, Texas, band Spoon released its seventh album Transference in 2010.
DATE: August 08, 2014 | CATEGORY: Red Stick Sounds
News roundup: Team Toyota Baton Rouge files application for $1.6 million addition and renovation … La. weekly rig count up 3 … Ducote to appear on Food Network's 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
Facelift: Team Toyota Baton Rouge, located at 1788 O'Neal Lane near Interstate 12, has submitted a plan review application to the city-parish Department of Public Works for improvement plans. The application includes plans for the...
DATE: August 08, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Japanese partners in the Cameron natural gas liquefaction and export project in Hackberry announced Wednesday they have formally decided to go ahead with the $10 billion project that will send 8 million tons of natural gas to Japan annually from...
DATE: August 07, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
After several years of establishing a positive trajectory for good government, Gov. Bobby Jindal is putting a question mark on his legacy with his overreach on the issue of Common Core standards in education, says Barry Erwin, president and CEO of...
DATE: August 06, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
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