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Rising flood insurance rates risk drowning economy

President Barack Obama, welcome to the new New Orleans. The progress of our region over the past five years has… Read More »

11/8/2013 | Read Story »

Crest Industries to build plant in Robert, creating 165 jobs

HAMMOND — Crest Industries will invest $15 million for a new galvanizing plant in Robert, bringing 165 new jobs to the… Read More »

11/6/2013 | Read Story »

Louisiana’s economy is finally booming again

I remember times like these when I was a kid in the 70s: The Louisiana and New Orleans economies booming. … Read More »

114/2013 | Read Story »

Industries Confront Louisiana’s Skilled Labor Gap

A Harahan manufacturing company has had to recruit outside Louisiana for skilled trade workers. The Laitram Corp. isn’t alone in… Read More »

11/4/2013 | Read Story »

President to visit New Orleans

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will visit New Orleans on Friday, Nov. 8, to discuss the economy, the White House confirmed… Read More »

11/3/2013 | Read Story »

Laitram manufacturing of Elmwood and Southeastern University in Hammond announce plan to address workforce gaps

The Laitram manufacturing company, based in Elmwood, and Southeastern Louisiana Univeristy’s engineering and technology program in Hammond have created a paid internship and financial… Read More »

10/1/2013 | Read Story »

President Obama plans visit to New Orleans to dicuss economy

President Barack Obama has planned a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana on Friday, November 8, 2013 to discuss the economy according to a news… Read More »

11/1/2013 | Read Story »

Calcined Petroleum Coke Producer, Rain CII, Relocates to Covington, Louisiana

Rain CII will move its corporate headquarters to a 3-acre site, and 40,000 square foot office campus, at Northpark Business… Read More »

10/31/2013 | Read Story »