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La. fishing industry worries new EPA mandate could lead to larger Gulf dead zone

La. fishing industry worries new EPA mandate could lead to larger Gulf dead zone

Nitrogen run-off from the nation's booming corn belt is the single largest source of nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River basin, which drains a stunning 41% of the waterways in the contiguous United States. And as National Geographic...

DATE: October 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Future of solar power in La. may hinge on November election

Future of solar power in La. may hinge on November election

The future of rooftop solar—and of renewable energy in Louisiana in general—could hang in the balance as polar-opposites battle Nov. 4 for a swing seat on the Public Service Commission, WWL-TV reports.

DATE: October 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Red River, 'Advocate' among those submitting plans for new buildings

Red River Bank has filed a plan review application with the Department of Public Works for its proposed location adjacent to the Acadian-Perkins Plaza parking lot, signaling that it is ready to start construction there. According to the application,...

DATE: October 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Circle K gets approval for new Government Street development

Circle K gets approval for new Government Street development

Circle K will move forward with plans to raze an existing Shell gas station at the corner of Government Street and South Foster Drive, following the Metro Council Zoning Committee's approval on Wednesday of Circle K's plans for a new...

DATE: October 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Entrepreneur: Trae Weaver

Entrepreneur: Trae Weaver

When a shoulder injury snuffed out Trae Weaver's dream of playing professional baseball, he decided to consider a career in industry. As Business Report details in its new Entrepreneur feature, Weaver graduated in 1987 from Southeastern...

DATE: October 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Underlying assumptions

Underlying assumptions

Louisiana is an unusual state in many respects. Because of its relatively low concentration of employment in the durable goods industry (4.6% employment versus 6.4% nationally) Louisiana tends to get hammered less by national recessions than other...

DATE: October 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

The outlook for Baton Rouge

The outlook for Baton Rouge

There are an estimated 394,200 jobs in this MSA, the second largest behind New Orleans. It is the largest MSA in the state in terms of number of parishes—nine, including East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Livingston, Ascension, Iberville, St.

DATE: October 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Around the state

We are projecting that the New Orleans MSA employment will add 8,300 jobs (+1.5%) in 2015, and 9,000 jobs in 2016 (+1.6%). These are excellent growth rates. In fact, there have been only seven years since 1980 when this MSA's growth rate exceeded...

DATE: October 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

NK Boutique replacing one Perkins Road location with another in overpass area

Yet another trendy destination has announced it is opening in the Perkins Road overpass area. NK Boutique, a 30-year-old local business, will replace its store behind AutoZone at 4469 Perkins Road, near the intersection of College and Perkins roads,...

DATE: October 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Education Inc.

Education Inc.

Working single mom Samonia Jacobs (pictured right) was on the way to a doctor's appointment when she noticed a sign for Iberville Charter Academy, which opened this fall in Plaquemine.

DATE: October 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

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