Ask most Baton Rouge natives about the 30,000-square-foot vacant space fronting Interstate 10 in the Esplanade Mall, and they will tell you it has been empty for about as long as they can remember. When Esplanade was built at the intersection of...
DATE: January 07, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Louisiana needs an estimated 130,000 new industrial construction workers by 2020 to replace current workers and build the "biggest manufacturing expansion on record," says LED's Susana Schowen. But the state doesn't yet know how many of those people...
DATE: November 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Baton Rouge General Physicians has expanded its women's health services—welcoming two new women's health specialists and opening a new practice location on Baton Rouge General's Mid City campus. Dr. Taylar Childress-McKeithen and Dr. Angelique...
DATE: October 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Current Issue
News roundup: BASF gives LSU $100,000 for Olinde Career Center … BRCC gets FEMA grant to create multihazard mitigation plan … Medicare open enrollment begins Oct. 15
Investing in the future: BASF recently presented a check for $100,000 to the LSU Foundation to support construction of the LSU Olinde Career Center. With completion slated for April 2014, the center will unite LSU Career Services'...
DATE: October 08, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
The economic impact of the federal government shutdown in the Capital Region is going to be varied, depending on how long the impasse lasts and which sector of the economy you're talking about, LSU economist Jim Richardson tells Daily Report.
DATE: October 01, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
News roundup: Committee to meet this week on Toxic Substance Control Act … Vitter, Landrieu want Fugate promotion delayed until flood insurance premiums are addressed … Group accuses Apple supplier of labor abuses
On the agenda: The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works has scheduled a hearing Wednesday to discuss legislation that would overhaul the Toxic Substance Control Act. The legislation could have a significant impact in...
DATE: July 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Before the Senate race battle is waged in the public forums and over the airwaves in Louisiana, the first skirmishes are taking place in Washington, D.C., between Sen. Mary Landrieu and U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy. On the current issue most vitally...
DATE: June 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
News roundup: BRAC releases hurricane preparedness guide … Cassidy introduces flood insurance amendment … I-12 lanes closed through Friday/Saturday
It's that time of year: BRAC today released its annual list of suggestions to prepare for hurricane season. BRAC also announced that it will make available a critical business information section on its website should any...
DATE: June 03, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has launched a mobile version of its website, bcbsla.com. The company's members can now find doctors and hospitals while on the road, or see account information and find urgent care on any mobile device.
DATE: May 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Current Issue
News roundup: House committee approves fee increase bill for LSU … JPSO gets $2.2M for Isaac recovery … LSU names new chancellor of research and economic development
No free lessons: LSU students could see a $60 fee increase per semester this fall, if lawmakers agree to a bill approved by the House Education Committee today. Baton Rouge Republican Rep. Franklin Foil, sponsor of the fee bill,...
DATE: May 08, 2013 | CATEGORY: Daily Report
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