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Gov. Edwards Highlights Restaurant Revitalization Aid

Food-related businesses may recoup pandemic losses through SBA’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards encouraged the operators of Louisiana restaurants, bars, […]

C100 Member Ballard Brands Named 2021 Louisiana Growth Leader

Annual event honors exceptional small businesses in LED Growth Network BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Economic Development honored 10 companies as 2021 Louisiana Growth Leaders this […]

Louisiana Legislature gets behind greater raise for K-12 teachers, staff

By Julie O’Donoghue The Louisiana Legislature’s leadership has gotten behind a proposal to boost the pay raises teachers and support staff in K-12 schools are expected to […]

Louisiana lifts statewide mask mandate; schools, hospitals, local governments can still require

BY BLAKE PATERSON | STAFF WRITER With coronavirus vaccines now widely available, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday the end to Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate, returning […]

Louisiana to keep six congressional districts

The nation’s political center of gravity shifted farther to the Republican-led South and West today, with Texas, Florida and other Sun Belt states gaining congressional seats […]

Corporate tax swap passes state House, advances to Senate

BY TYLER BRIDGES | STAFF WRITER An effort to revamp Louisiana’s corporate tax code moved a step closer to passage when it won approval from the […]

Louisiana Spotlight: Tax ‘reform’ bills get some traction, but which ones will Legislature adopt?

BY MELINDA DESLATTE With two weeks of the legislative session complete, Louisiana’s Republican legislative leaders have speeded ahead with a rewrite of the state’s tax system, […]

Mandatory kindergarten measure clears first hurdle, ‘That first building block’

BY WILL SENTELL | STAFF WRITER Legislation that would make kindergarten mandatory in Louisiana cleared its first hurdle Wednesday when the Senate Education Committee approved it […]

Tax swap breezes through Senate. ‘We’re trying to move the state forward,’ says senator

BY TYLER BRIDGES | STAFF WRITER A revamp of Louisiana’s income tax code powered through the state Senate Tuesday, giving hope to supporters that the overall […]

Senate panel advances bill to dedicate $800 million in sales taxes to Louisiana roads, bridges

Greg Hilburn (Shreveport Times) – A bill that could eventually provide more than $800 million for Louisiana roads and bridges by dedicating the state’s temporary sales tax to infrastructure cleared […]

Louisiana set to receive $773 million to fund early childcare, but advocate says it’s just a start

By JC Canicosa  Louisiana is set to receive $773 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to fund early childcare, but an early childhood advocate said if […]

First “Blanco Center Policy Brief” focuses on transportation

A public policy brief produced by the Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette compares transportation infrastructure spending in the […]

Sales tax compliance post-Wayfair

Sales tax has turned into the Wild West not just for internet retailers, but also for brick-and-mortar stores, manufacturers, and wholesalers alike. With over 10,000 sales tax jurisdictions […]

Lawmakers aim to reduce income tax but toss out federal tax deductions

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Out of touch with the times is what some at the Louisiana State Capitol are referring to when it comes to […]

Delta Regional Authority Launches Delta Broadband Mapping Project to Support Increased Access to Digital Infrastructure in Louisiana

CLARKSDALE, MS – The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced today the launch of the Delta Broadband Mapping Project, an initiative aimed at strengthening broadband infrastructure that supports […]

Majority of Louisianans support increased spending for early childhood education

By Daily Report Staff: Most Louisianans favor boosting spending on early childhood education in the state, according to the last of five reports from the 2021 Louisiana […]

Minimum wage hike, teacher raises among priorities as John Bel Edwards addresses legislative session

BY BLAKE PATERSON Gov. John Bel Edwards called on lawmakers to address the inequities exposed by the coronavirus pandemic by passing a rash of priorities ranging […]

2021 Legislative Session to Focus on Issues that Could Be Game-changers

The legislative session starts this week and it’s a fiscal session in more ways than one. Not only is it that every-other-year session where the focus […]

Time for tax reform is here

The Louisiana Legislature meets Monday for the beginning of its 2021 fiscal session with tax reform as its major goal. We have heard tax reform promises […]

Commission: Dedicate La. sports betting revenue to early childhood education

By: David Jacobs | The Center Square Louisiana lawmakers should dedicate all of the tax proceeds from legal sports betting to early childhood education, a state commission […]

K-12 Education Sees Huge Influx of Federal Recovery Funds

It’s almost hard to comprehend, but from April of 2020 to today the federal government has earmarked roughly $4.6 billion to K-12 education in Louisiana as […]

Push for state gasoline tax hike scrapped due to federal windfall

By Stephanie Riegel Rep. Jack McFarland, R-Winnfield, has dropped his plans to file a gasoline tax increase during the upcoming legislative session due, in large part, to […]

Other Views: Tax changes are never easy

By Jim Beam | American Press Louisiana’s legislative leaders have finally decided to tackle two of the toughest tax reform issues that have made the state […]

Louisiana House speaker proposes centralized sales tax amendment

By David Jacobs | The Center Square The speaker of the Louisiana House filed legislation Wednesday to streamline state sales tax collection. The change would require amending the state […]

US-UK Trade in a Post-Brexit World

Now that Brexit is finalized, many are wondering what this means for trade between the United States and the United Kingdom. Both countries were restricted from formerly […]

2021 Legislative Issues – Higher Education

This year’s legislative session starts in April, and CABL will be working with our RESET Louisiana partners PAR and the Committee of 100 on a full legislative agenda. […]

[The Advocate] Reform leaders: Time for Louisiana Legislature to step out for long-term solutions

By Michael Olivier The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many difficulties to Louisiana — sickness and death obviously, but also traumatic economic, social and psychological injuries. Rarely have […]

A Letter to the People of Louisiana

Louisiana House members ask Governor to end mask mandate and business restrictions To the People of Louisiana, Everyone acknowledges how difficult this past year has been. […]

[Letter] C100 Supports Safely Reopening Louisiana’s Economy

Dear Governor Edwards, We want to express our gratitude to you and so many others taking a leadership role during the COVID pandemic. We know the […]

No state relies on sales taxes more than Louisiana

(The Center Square) – As a share of total state and local tax revenues, sales tax collections in Louisiana came in at 42.3%, representing the highest […]

LED releases annual review of economic efforts

Louisiana Economic Development today released “Louisiana Is A Force,” the state agency’s annual report that documents its efforts to attract investment and jobs to Louisiana. In […]

Louisiana to move to Phase 3 of coronavirus restrictions, bars allowed to open statewide

BY SAM KARLIN | STAFF WRITER After more than three months of heightened restrictions, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday said he will loosen coronavirus rules to move […]

Louisiana Earns No. 8 Ranking In Site Selection Governor’s Cup

BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Site Selection magazine ranked Louisiana No. 8, on a per capita basis, among states with the most new and expanded facilities in 2020. […]

LABI Announces 2021 Board of Directors, Members of the Emerging Leaders Council

Including 13 members from the Committee of 100 for Economic Developments, Inc. BATON ROUGE, LA (February 25, 2021) – Today at its membership meeting in Baton Rouge, the […]

Dr. Phillip Rozeman: Informed choice and the COVID vaccine

Fear of illness, economic hardship and the threat of collapse of health systems have been with us for the last year. We have all had to […]

C100 Talk Taxes with Sen. Allain

TAX TALK…The Committee of 100 for Economic Development held an online discussion on the upcoming legislative session, specifically on taxation issues. Senate Committee on Revenue and […]

Report: Louisiana ranks 2nd for higher education funding cuts

By: David Jacobs, The Center Square Louisiana lawmakers cut state spending for colleges and universities by almost 38% in inflation-adjusted dollars from 2008 to 2019, the second-most […]

Tax reform has gone nowhere

By Jim Beam | American Press Louisiana’s legislative leaders are talking about tax reform again, a subject that has been thoroughly studied for many years by […]

DOTD secretary backs increase in state gas tax

Shawn Wilson, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, advocated for an increase in the state’s gas tax on the Ellevate Louisiana videocast, saying […]

Analysis: GOP lawmaker trying to sell colleagues on gas tax

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Though lawmakers spurned recent proposals to raise Louisiana’s stagnant gasoline tax, another Republican legislator is trying to muscle through the idea, […]

University of Louisiana at Lafayette primate center played role in developing coronavirus vaccine

BY KRISTIN ASKELSON | STAFF WRITER Trials involving primates at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s New Iberia Research Center were instrumental in development of the […]

C100 Supports Request for Federal Disaster Assistance to SWLA

Dear Mr. President: The Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc. supports Governor John Bel Edwards’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration to you and the […]

GOP lawmaker: Gas tax measure offers strong ROI for infrastructure needs

By Caitie Burkes Despite the pandemic-triggered hit to the state’s economy, Louisiana cannot afford to keep putting off its infrastructure problems, state Rep. Jack McFarland, R-Winnfield, said […]

Policy group says nearly $1 billion shortfall could be handled with changes in Constitution

BY MARK BALLARD | CAPITOL BUREAU EDITORA public policy thinktank identified Constitutionally protected 28 special funds that could be restructured to provide nearly enough money to […]

A tax system revamp for Louisiana is in the works with one overall goal: lowering rates

BY MARK BALLARD | CAPITOL BUREAU EDITOR Though facing a nearly $1 billion revenue shortfall, a number of state lawmakers are putting together legislation that would […]

C100 Promotes Transportation Investment

The Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc., Louisiana’s Business Roundtable, believes Louisiana’s economic future will be strengthened by increasing our investment in infrastructure, including roads, […]

Lawmakers drafting ambitious tax plan

By Jeremy Alford Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Chairman Bret Allain and House Ways and Means Chairman Stuart Bishop said in separate interviews last week that they […]

Modeling Different Proposals for Round Three Direct Payments

President Joe Biden is calling for a third round of economic impact payments to households as part of his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. Under the plan, the payments […]

Louisiana Constitutional Reform Part II: An Enduring Fiscal Framework

PART II: An Enduring Fiscal Framework provides critical background information and recommendations for addressing potential reforms of the tax and spending portions of the state Constitution. This PART […]

Louisiana K-12 schools in line for $1.1 billion; keeping classrooms open likely top priority

By David Jacobs | The Center Square – Keeping schools open will be the top priority when deciding how to spend $1.1 billion in federal dollars for […]


Investment in Iberville/West Baton Rouge complex will result in 159 new direct, indirect jobs BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Shintech Louisiana […]

Louisiana’s Business Roundtable announces Officers and Directors for 2021-2022

Tim TempleChair | 2021-2022President, Temptan Wayne BrownVice-Chair | 2021-2022Vice President/Founder, Brown Builders Phillip RozemanSecretary/Treasurer | 2019-2021Willis Knighton Cardiology Gray StreamImmediate Past Chair | 2021-2022President, Stream Companies […]


LED’s Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative aims to accelerate growth of second-stage companies BATON ROUGE, La. — Twelve Louisiana companies are the inaugural participants in a program targeting […]

National Strategy for The COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness

Executive Summary We can and will beat COVID-19. America deserves a response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is driven by science, data, and public health — […]

Chemical manufacturers: Louisiana would welcome new Mitsubishi investment

In response to a news conference reported on by The Advocate and The Times-Picayune, held by environmental activists after Mitsubishi Corp. announced it is considering locating […]

DOTD chief skeptical for any gas tax hike in 2021

BY WILL SENTELL | STAFF WRITER Louisiana’s transportation chief Monday stopped just short of dismissing chances for a gas tax hike in 2021 that is being […]

Grön Fuels In Louisiana Named Nation’s No. 2 Deal By Business Facilities

Proposed $9.2 billion complex at Port of Greater Baton Rouge would create 1,025 new direct jobs BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards highlighted […]

Proposed gas tax hike would also alter DOTD spending, operations

Source: Stephanie Riegel | BR Business Report A Baton Rouge-based coalition determined to invest in the state’s crumbling roads and bridges will once again push for a […]

Our Views: Welcome new investment in Louisiana’s petrochemical industry

STAFF EDITORIAL With the nation — and the world — seriously hurt economically during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s good news that Louisiana continues to be an attractive place […]

Dr. Phillip Rozeman: What I tell my friends about the vaccine

The first thing I tell my friends about the vaccine is that I am going to get it when it’s available to me. By the time […]

ExxonMobil announces emission reduction plans; expects to meet 2020 goals

IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil said today it plans further reductions in greenhouse gas emissions over the next five years to support the goals of the Paris Agreement and […]

FCC Auction allocates $342 Million for highspeed internet in rural Louisiana

BY MARK BALLARD | CAPITOL BUREAU EDITOR International business magnate Elon Musk was one of the big winners in the federal auction to provide high speed […]

Why Louisiana teacher pay starts better than average, before plummeting; see state rank

BY WILL SENTELL | STAFF WRITER When it comes to pay, public school teachers in Louisiana are better than average at the start and then plummet […]


Baton Rouge, La. – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) presented findings from its 2021 Economic Outlook Report during a BRAC Business Webinar. The report is available online at “Despite unprecedented challenges in 2020, […]

Garey Forster: If we want good roads, the best way to pay is property taxes

Article III of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974 is a sacred pillar: taxes can only be considered in legislative sessions in odd-numbered years. Louisiana has a […]

Alford: Lawmakers already prepping for 2021 action

By Jeremy Alford – December 1, 2020 Anyone following the early stages of the 2021 regular session is no doubt aware that the policymaking gathering will be a […]

LED Releases Stakeholder Brief – November 2020

With 2020 drawing to a close in a matter of weeks, we know we will long remember this tumultuous year. Our challenges have been many, and […]

Louisiana may have ‘modest’ oil and gas jobs growth by end of 2021

BY KRISTEN MOSBRUCKER | STAFF WRITER |NOV 18, 2020 Louisiana’s energy sector growth is likely to be stifled even as the economy recovers from the recession […]

LaPolitics: Lawmaker hits the road with another plan to fix Louisiana’s highways

Jeremy Alford | LaPolitics In roughly two weeks Rep. Jack McFarland will hit the road to sell his plan to reform Louisiana’s highway funding formula. His […]

Some Louisiana Republicans want to ‘swing for the fences’ and eliminate state income taxes

By David Jacobs | The Center Square | Nov 17, 2020 (The Center Square) – Republican legislators on Tuesday called for Louisiana to eliminate state income taxes […]

Strategic Inventory of Louisiana Research and Innovation Assets

Final Strategic Assessment Summary for Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Battelle Technology Practice | October 25, 2013 Strategic Inventory of Loui… by Daniel Espinoza

January 2021: Trade mission to Villahermosa, Mexico – Next Steps

Information on the mission and next steps to participate:  LED News Release: 10/26 Webinar – Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Interoceanic Corridor Project  Link to the recording: Access […]

Grön Fuels Announces Potential $9.2 Billion Renewable Fuel Complex In Louisiana

Complex at Port of Greater Baton Rouge would create 1,025 new direct jobs BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Fidelis Infrastructure co-founders […]

Edwards urges federal partnership to promote wind energy

David Jacobs, The Center Square | November 10, 2020 Gov. John Bel Edwards has asked the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to establish a task force […]

Dr. Phillip Rozeman: Light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel

The only certainty about the future is that it will be uncertain. It has always been that way. The people who crossed the ocean from Europe […]

LED Announces Trade Mission To Mexico

Louisiana Economic Development, World Trade Center, Committee of 100, Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans plan January 2021 mission to Mexican state of Tabasco BATON ROUGE, […]

C100 Chair’s Lake Charles company to permanently store millions of tons of greenhouse gases 10,000 feet below ground

SOURCE: MARK SCHLEIFSTEIN | Staff writer A Lake Charles company has embarked on an ambitious plan to create a vast repository 10,000 feet beneath the Earth’s […]

PAR Statement on House Bill 39

October 15, 2020 For Immediate ReleaseContact: Robert Travis Scott, Presidentrobertscott@parlouisiana.org225.926.8414 ext. 221 The Louisiana Legislature on October 15 passed House Bill 39, a supplemental appropriations bill […]

CARBON CAPTURE | Company plans largest U.S. CO2 storage project

Carlos Anchondo, E&E News reporter |Published: October 14, 2020 Developers announced plans yesterday to build and operate a regional carbon capture hub near industrial producers in […]

Report: Louisiana’s oil and gas industry accounted for 26% of 2019 state GDP

By Caitie Burkes | Business Report Louisiana’s oil and natural gas industry supported 249,800 jobs and contributed $73 billion to the state gross domestic product through all […]

CABLWire: CABL Position on 2020 Ballot Constitutional Amendments

 October 6, 2020 CABL Position on 2020 Constitutional Amendments   This year, besides voting for U.S. president, one U.S. senator, members of the U.S. House of Representatives, various […]

PAR released its Constitutional Amendment Guide

The Guide will cover the potential impact of the seven constitutional amendments and statewide sports betting proposition that the public will consider on the November 3 […]

CABL Releases Briefing on What Phase 3 Reopening Means for Instruction in Louisiana Schools

 September 29, 2020  On September 10, Governor John Bel Edwards authorized the state to move into Phase 3 reopening in Louisiana’s continuing response to COVID-19. While […]

2020 Election Outlook | A Special Analysis from Charlie Cook

2020 Election Outlook | A Special Analysis from Charlie Cook (C100 Webinar) from The Committee of 100 on Vimeo.

Letters: Major new projects will be few and far between, as gas tax buying power dwindles

Infrastructure is a critical aspect of everyday life. It supports our transportation system and stimulates economic growth for the country. At the Louisiana Department of Transportation […]

‘Clearly a huge demand’: This new program at community colleges will retrain Louisiana’s unemployed

BY WILL SENTELL | ADVOCATE STAFF WRITER PUBLISHED SEP 19, 2020 AT 8:00 PM | UPDATED SEP 20, 2020 AT 9:52 AM Louisiana’s community and technical […]

Centenary named Top National Liberal Arts College by U.S. News and World Report

September 14, 2020 SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College has been designated a Top National Liberal Arts College for the tenth straight year in U.S. News & World […]

New Manufacturing Facility Launched in Lafayette with Help from C100 Chair Gray Stream

Maker of specialized components for aerospace and defense industries will create 67 new direct jobs LAFAYETTE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Westfield Hydraulics […]

C100 members donate more than $7.5 million to Hurricane Laura relief

Blue Cross Foundation Commits $5 Million to Hurricane Laura Relief Baton Rouge, La. — The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation has announced its […]

Humana Foundation Supporting Hurricane Relief

The Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., is committing $200,000 in support for communities in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Laura. This support […]

COVID-19 Snapshot: September 9 Update

PAR’s Analysis of Impact on Age Groups 1,522 New Cases | 15 Deaths To access PAR’s COVID-19 Portal Visit their website: Here On September 9, the Louisiana Department […]

Shell Donates over $300,000 to Hurricane Laura Relief Efforts

Donations to Assist Relief Efforts Across Southwest Louisiana New Orleans, LA – Shell Oil Company announced today the combined contributions of over $300,000 in donations from […]

AT&T Donates more than $100,000 to Support Communities Impacted by Hurricane Laura

AT&T and the AT&T Foundation are delivering $100,000* in donations to organizations in Louisiana to aid communities impacted by Hurricane Laura. “We are proud to support organizations […]

Cheniere Energy, Inc. Announces $1 Million Donation towards Local Community Relief Efforts

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Cheniere Energy, Inc. (“Cheniere” or the “company”) (NYSE American: LNG) and Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE American: CQP) announced today that a comprehensive facility […]

Will Sutton: Here’s another stat where Louisiana ranks 46th. We have a month to change.

BY WILL SUTTON | STAFF COLUMNIST A short 30 days will determine how many of us truly care enough about our dear state of Louisiana, our […]

SBA Disaster Loan Programs for Impacted and Contiguous Parishes

Please see the fact sheet below if you or your stakeholders are seeking SBA information or assistance. SBA Disaster Loan Program U… by US Small Business […]

Early childhood education centers facing stiff challenges

By Marlisa Harding | The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, a non-partisan, nonprofit organization focused on school readiness for young children, presented findings from its […]

ExxonMobil | Neighbor Brief, August 2020

An update on community events supported by ExxonMobil North Baton Rouge Industrial Training Initiative (NBRITI) continues amidst COVID-19 Pandemic  Students enrolled in the North Baton Rouge […]

COVID-19 Snapshot: August 12 Update

PAR’s Analysis on Impact on Age Groups 1,179 New Cases | 43 Deaths To access PAR’s COVID-19 Portal Visit our website: Here New cases and testing positivity show […]

C100 members Emergent Method and Transformyx listed among 5000 fastest growing Companies in Nation

12 Baton Rouge-area companies make ‘Inc.’ 5000 list By Holly Duchmann | A dozen Baton Rouge-area companies have made this year’s Inc. magazine’s ranking of the 5,000 fastest growing […]

CABLE Wire |Bridging the Digital Divide in Education

Read the CABL Wire here >>> As students return to school for both elementary and secondary classes and higher education, we all know the settings will […]

Our Views: If Louisiana wants to beat Texas, let’s try better government for a change

STAFF EDITORIAL | The Advocate Louisianians wish we could be more like Texas, but when it comes time to vote, we don’t act like we mean […]

Dr. Phillip Rozeman: We are all in this together

Source: The Shreveport Times The COVID-19 virus has changed everyone’s world. For many, health and career have been impacted. Others of us have experienced the crush […]

COVID-19 Snapshot: July 30, 2020 Update

Regions decrease, but overall level of incidence is still high1,708 New Cases | 42 Deaths  To access PAR’s COVID-19 Portal Visit our website: Here The surge is showing […]

Xavier University gets $20 million gift, largest in school’s history, from anonymous donor

BY DELLA HASSELLE | STAFF WRITER Xavier University of Louisiana has received $20 million — the largest private gift in the school’s nearly 100-year history — […]

C100 member Richard Zuschlag named to LSU Board of Supervisors

STAFF REPORT | JUL 23, 2020 Acadian Cos. chairman and CEO Richard Zuschlag has been appointed to the LSU Board of Supervisors. Zuschlag was named to […]

COVID-19 Snapshot: July 24, 2020 Update

New graphics on Hospital Capacity2,084 New Cases | 29 deaths To access PAR’s COVID-19 Portal Visit our website: Here According to PAR’s analysis, the Orleans region is decreasing […]

C100 Member Walter J. Leger Jr. Appointed to Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — July 23, 2020 — Gov. John Bel Edwards has appointed Walter J. Leger Jr. to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port […]

C100 Officers’ Letter to the Community


C100 Past Chair, Sonia Perez, Named in Top 100 Most Influential Latinas

A special round of applause for C100’s past Chair Sonia Perez and all of the amazing and talented leaders named the Top 100 Most Influential Latinas […]

COVID-19 Snapshot: July 13, 2020 Update

More Tests Positive as All Regions Increase 1,705 New Cases | 7 Deaths To access PAR’s COVID-19 PortalVisit our website: Here All regions continue to show an […]

COVID-19 Snapshot: July 8, 2020 Update

Alarming Amount of New Cases in Southwestern Louisiana  1,888 New Cases | 20 Deaths To access PAR’s COVID-19 Portal Visit our website: Here The Lafayette and Lake Charles […]

PAR Releases Commentary “Crisis Management”

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) has released a new commentary, Crisis Management. The Legislature has come and gone, but their decisions and the pandemic […]

Press Release | Port of South Louisiana Acquires Two Konecranes HSK Cranes for Globalplex

In June 2020, Port of South Louisiana ordered two Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Portal Harbor Cranes for its public facility, Globalplex Intermodal Terminal (Globalplex). With commissioning […]

Dr. Phillip Rozeman: Getting back to school in the fall

Dr. Phillip Rozeman Since March we have learned a great deal about COVID-19 that is pertinent to the question of school reopening.  We learned children are […]

‘We have to balance the budget’: Republicans’ efforts to cut business taxes face roadblocks

BY TYLER BRIDGES | STAFF WRITER Republican legislators are advancing tax breaks to businesses that would cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars over the […]

New PPP applications simplify loan forgiveness

By Caitie Burkes The U.S. Small Business Administration released a revised loan forgiveness application for the Paycheck Protection Program on Wednesday while also unveiling a new EZ application for forgiveness of […]

Gov. Edwards: We Need More Louisianans to Participate in the 2020 Census

June 17, 2020Contact: BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards is calling on all Louisianans to participate in the 2020 Census, if they have not done […]

C100 Letter: The Legislature needs a grand balancing act on budget, crisis funding

BY MICHAEL OLIVIER  2020 looked a lot different in January. A new and very independent Legislature was electing new leaders and preparing for its first regular […]

$135M federal grant to build La.1 in key energy corridor a ‘huge win’ for Louisiana, leaders say

The state is getting a $135 million federal grant to build about eight miles of elevated highway on flood-prone La. Hwy. 1 between Leeville and Golden […]

Business Roundtable Chairman Doug McMillon Establishes Special Committee to Advance Racial Equality and Justice

CEOs Will Promote Public Policy Solutions and Develop Corporate Initiatives to Address Systemic Inequality   Washington – Business Roundtable Chairman Doug McMillon, Chairman & CEO of Walmart, […]

Louisiana small businesses get 1-year suspension of corporate franchise tax

By Caitie Burkes – June 3, 2020 Corporate franchise taxes for small businesses will be suspended for the next year under a resolution adopted in the final hours […]

PAR Commentary: Louisiana shows favorable trendlines for COVID-19 but much data still concealed or inconsistent

June 1, 2020Decision PointLouisiana shows favorable trendlines for COVID-19 but much data still concealed or inconsistent  Just as the state is reaching the next decision point […]

Protecting Businesses from COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance Tax Hikes

By Katherine Loughead Across the country, unemployment insurance (UI) benefits are playing an important role in helping individuals who have lost work due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic […]

Tulane University establishes Business Resilience and Community Education (BRACE) Program

Tulane University has established the Business Resilience and Community Education (BRACE) Program to provide business with consultation to help follow guidelines and best practices for reopening.  The free […]

US Chamber Update: PPP Forgiveness Guide/ Reopening Business Resource Center/ Small Biz Playbook/ Upcoming Calls

Upcoming Calls and Webinars TOMORROW, May 21, 2020:  Institute for Organization Management (IOM) Webinar SeriesPlease join the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Institute for Organization Management (IOM) tomorrow, May 21, […]

C100 Member Humana gives BRAF Emergency Relief Fund $500k to aid COVID-19 response

Source: Caitie Burkes, Baton Rouge Business Report The Humana Foundation has granted $500,000 to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation charitable fund responding to the COVID-19 […]

RESET 2020: Priority Recommendations for the Immediate Term

COVID-19 has created a public health and economic challenge in 2020 the likes of which has not been experienced in the United States in over 100 […]

Southeastern Small Business Development Center – PPP Loan Update

To those businesses that have applied and received SBA PPP Loan funds, I suggest you review the newly released PPP Loan forgiveness form by clicking here. […]

Guest column: Don’t reinvent government wheels, but put real money into infrastructure

The current public health and economic crisis we are facing brings extraordinary challenges as well as extraordinary opportunities. While the decisive action Louisiana has taken around […]

Statement From Secretary of Commerce: Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, May 7, 2020 News Media Contact:Office of Public Affairs, 202-482-4883 Statement From Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump’s Signing […]

Our Views: Tax cuts are folly in such uncertain times

The annals of fiscal irresponsibility in the Legislature are very long, but rarely has bad judgment been demonstrated so forcefully in the very first week of […]

C100 Members giving back to front-line workers

C100 Member Transformyx works with other local companies to donate gift cards to front-line workers at Baton Rouge General BATON ROUGE, La. – A group of […]

Ballard Brands Gives Back

By William DiPaola, Ballard Brands Louisiana-based Ballard Brands is serving its community by providing much-needed help to frontline health care workers, and the wider community. In […]

From the President: Our University Responds to COVID-19

View as a Web page Dear friends,    This unprecedented public health crisis has affected everyone. The same is true at UL Lafayette. We’ve had to […]

Dr. Phillip Rozeman: Looking ahead with realistic expectations as we come out of COVID-19

Over the last few weeks, we have watched the global pandemic and economic recession unfold on our television and computer screens. The phrase “flattening the curve” […]

Louisiana Can Look to Tax Reform for Aid in a Post-Coronavirus Recovery

As states look for a path out of these fiscally troubling times, Louisiana has several options for aspects of its tax code to promote economic recovery and growth. The Pelican State’s federal deductibility, Corporation Franchise Tax, and sales tax structure present opportunities for beneficial tax reform in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Entergy Commits $1.3M for COVID-19 Relief

04/23/2020 Grants supports nonprofits and vulnerable customers facing economic hardship. Since establishing the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund in March, Entergy Corporation shareholders have committed more than $1.3 million […]

Letters: Affordable child care is vital to economic recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating impacts on Louisiana’s businesses and economy. To fully recover, we need to ensure that young children in our state are […]

Tom Galligan, Interim LSU President, reports LSU efforts to support our state and return to prosperity:

  *  Governor John Bel Edwards joined us during the opening week of the PPE operation in the PMAC. He spent a considerable amount of time walking through […]

2020 Cheniere Commits More Than $1,000,000 to Global COVID-19 Relief Efforts

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Cheniere Energy, Inc. (“Cheniere”) (NYSE American: LNG) announced today it has pledged more than $1 million to organizations that provide essential services to those […]

Three Committee of 100 Members Named to Governor’s Resilient Louisiana Commission

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the creation of Resilient Louisiana, a state commission charged with examining Louisiana’s economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic and making recommendations for more resilient business-related activities and commerce in the coming months. The 18-member panel includes Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, and will be co-chaired by Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson and health care leader Terrie Sterling, a Baton Rouge consultant and retired Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System executive.

Sasol contributes $100,000 to coronavirus relief efforts

Company supports front-line workers through Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana fund Lake Charles, La. – Sasol today pledged $100,000 to coronavirus relief efforts in communities where […]

Blue Cross Foundation Awards Nearly $1M in COVID-19 Disaster Grants

Grants support front-line services for those affected by crisis (Baton Rouge, LA) —In the last two weeks, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation […]

LSU On the Frontline of COVID-19 Response

Dear LSU Community, In these unprecedented times, we have all been affected in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic. When the news gets overwhelming, it’s important […]

The Louisiana Loan Portfolio Guaranty Program explained

Committee of 100 member companies lead effort to feed hospital workers, nonprofits

Gov. Edwards: State-Led Program to Offer COVID-19 Small Business Help

Firms of fewer than 100 employees will be able to borrow up to $100,000 at below-market interest rates  BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced […]

Treasury/SBA Assistance for Small Businesses

ASSISTANCE FOR AMERICAN WORKERS AND FAMILIES In the weeks immediately after the passage of the CARES Act, Americans will see fast and direct relief in the […]

Assistance for Small Business: Paycheck Protection Program

The Department of the Treasury and the Small Business Administration have released information on the Paycheck Protection Program, which provides $349 billion in loans to small […]

BSW Analysis of Third Round of Guidance of Families First C19 Act

Department of Labor: Third Round of Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act by Fred Preis, Rachael Jeanfreau, and Philip Giorlando The Department of Labor […]

C100 is Louisiana’s Business Roundtable affiliated with the National Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable, NAM Combine COVID-19 Response Efforts to Address Critical Shortages Partnership Brings Together Full Strength of U.S. Business and Manufacturing Communities Washington, D.C. – The […]

Developing a telework security policy

LED Allies:  I have attached information that may be helpful to you.  The source is the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (via ESF-17 […]


The Legislature faces unprecedented challenges but must convene and perform effectively and safely for the people and businesses of Louisiana.

Humana to Waive Medical Costs Related to Coronavirus Treatment

Costs waived whether care is virtual, in a doctor’s office or hospital setting LOUISVILLE, Ky. – March 30, 2020 – Humana (NYSE: HUM), a national health […]

AT&T Offers Relief for Customers & Employees

Consistent with FCC Chairman Pai’s “Keep Americans Connected Pledge” and concerns raised by members of Congress, which we share, AT&T is proud to support our customers […]

Legislative Update

THE LEGISLATURE…The Louisiana Legislature will reconvene tomorrow, March 31, at 11:00am. They are not expected to stay in session long. March 31 is the last day […]

Phillip Rozeman: Healthcare Grateful to Our Community

Prevention is the key part of treatment in the Coronavirus pandemic. Like my specialty of cardiology where diet, exercise, and cholesterol management are important preventive measures, […]

Shell exits proposed Lake Charles LNG project

HOUSTON (March 30, 2020) – Given current market conditions, Shell announces today it will not proceed with an equity interest in the proposed Lake Charles LNG project. […]

Using ChatBot Technology in Times of Crisis.

IBM Watson Assistant for Citizens Where we are with COVID-19:COVID-19 has citizens looking for answers around symptoms, testing sites as well as current status of schools, […]

Understanding the CARES Act.

As we move through these historical and unprecedented times, we wish you the best to stay safe and healthy.  The communities and businesses throughout the Gulf […]

CVS/Aetna handling of COVID-19

Aetna to cover cost of coronavirus hospital treatment for many members (CNN) Many Aetna policyholders will not have to pay for coronavirus treatment if they are hospitalized, the […]

Harbor dredging help in CARES Act

Special deal: The deal includes language making it easier for Congress to dole out money for harbor dredging by exempting from discretionary spending caps the Army Corps […]

Update on CARES Act

Last night, the Senate passed the CARES Act 96-0 with 4 Senators not voting due to self-imposed quarantine measures. The House will convene this morning to […]

Blue Cross Encouraging Telehealth Use; Offering $0 BlueCare Visits

Members can now have online behavioral health visits on BlueCare BATON ROUGE – To help members get care without having to leave their homes, Blue Cross […]

Gov. Edwards to Lead Live Statewide Broadcast on Louisiana’s Response to COVID-19 tonight!

Gov. Edwards to Lead Live Statewide Broadcast on Louisiana’s Response to COVID-19 Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards will be joined by health experts and members of […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield Advice

C100 members are contributing to the information needed for our members to make decisions. Please see the message below provided by C100 member Steven Udvarhelyi , […]

EO & Critical Infrastructure Guidance

Please see the attached guidelines from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). These are the areas being identified as critical infrastructure and essential workers needed […]

Standard Information Brief on Economic Injury Disaster Loans


Federal Stimulus Package

Jay Campbell is a former C100 member now retired who offers this view on the stimulus package under consideration in Congress. Jay’s point is on target […]

CARES Act update

We are continuing to keep you abreast of information from our Washington, D.C. office. See below for a brief summary of the CARES Act, introduced in […]

SBA has approved Louisiana’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration as of March 19, 2020

Dear Partners and Allies: The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering […]

Business Roundtable letter re: COVID-19

C100 is a member of the State Business Roundtable Executives that is affiliated with the National Business Roundtable. C100 operates as Louisiana’s Business Roundtable and this […]

C100 Supports Rubio bill.

C100 has signed on in support of the bill under development by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee We know […]

How we can work together against the coronavirus.

With all the information about the coronavirus pandemic provided from so many sources, it is often difficult to know what is credible and what is not. […]


Baton Rouge ranks No. 2 for economic development project performance among mid-sized metros BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Site Selection magazine ranked Louisiana No. 10, on […]

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Blanco Center hosts first public policy series

By Andrew Capps The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s new Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center will host political leaders at its first event Tuesday at […]

Louisiana residents pay 9.52% rate in combined local, state sales taxes, 2nd highest in U.S.

The combined average local and state sales tax rate in Louisiana is 9.52 as of Jan. 1, which is the second-highest rate among the 50 states, […]

Local leaders should come together to fund early childhood care, education

Dr. Phillip Rozeman recently wrote a compelling piece, “Bipartisanship exists in Louisiana,” with which I fully agree. I want to reiterate why investing in quality early […]

Cybersecurity Jobs Going Begging As College Computer Science Grads Lack Skills/Experience Says House Leader.

Many of the half-million cybersecurity job openings are going begging because college computer science graduates often lack the needed skills and hands-on experience, House Research and […]

Seven Statistics Proving We Need To #FixLARoads

Sometimes numbers are the best way to tell a memorable story. Think of famous stories with numbers in the titles. “The Three Little Pigs,” “Around the […]

Newly-formed state panel discuss teacher pay, early education needs in Louisiana

The revamped state Senate Education Committee on Monday got a briefing on some of the challenges faced by colleges, universities and public schools, including sub-par faculty […]

Louisiana reinventing career and technical education; ‘There is honor in all pathways’

BY WILL SENTELL | STAFF WRITER FEB 2, 2020 – 9:45 PM The rebirth of Louisiana’s career and technical education system could become one of the […]

Dual Enrollment Valuable Tool in LA.

American Press • Lake Charles, Louisiana • January 28, 2020 Dual enrollment is a valuable tool that gives high school students the chance to earn college […]

Dr. Phillip Rozeman: LSU Tigers show lessons Louisiana could learn

The 2019 football season was one for the ages. We all watched our beloved Tigers plow through every opponent – even those who had tripped up […]

Staying the Course in Public Education.

CABL Commentary Something rather remarkable has happened in public education in Louisiana over the last 24 years. During that time, the state has had only three […]

Letters: John White made Louisiana a better place, and let’s keep school reform going

Over the last 24 years, the state has had only three Superintendents of Education: Cecil Picard, Paul Pastorek, and John White. Now with White announcing that […]

Time to reset the future of Louisiana.

Now that the elections are over, it is time for us to focus on the upcoming legislative session and critical changes that need to be addressed […]

Louisiana Early Childhood Advocates Are Celebrating a Big Win for Little Kids.

Early childhood advocates are celebrating a big win for little kids. We provided our lead ally, Louisiana Policy Institute for Children (LPIC), with a full range […]

RESET in the News

Our Views: After the campaign, reality will face the winner of Louisiana governor’s race In political terms only, the two candidates to be Louisiana’s next governor […]

Engineering Alumni Wall of Honor Inducts Four New Honorees

Wed, 10/30/2019 – 4:02pm The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s (UL Lafayette) College of Engineering celebrated the ninth installation of its Alumni Wall of Honor on […]

Dr. Phillip Rozeman: One thing on which Republicans and Democrats agree

The dust from the 2019 Louisiana primary election has settled, and the people of Louisiana will head back to the polls in November to pick our […]

Saying ‘trust me’ isn’t enough

Shared from the 10/24/2019 American Press eEdition OTHER VIEWS Saying ‘trust me’ isn’t enough Jim Beam Picture Three respected non-partisan organizations in Louisiana have created a […]

New alert: Pennington lands world-renowned surgeon to head new bariatric-metabolic surgery program

New alert: Pennington lands world-renowned surgeon to head new bariatric-metabolic surgery program By JR Ball – October 23, 2019 Dr. Phil Schauer A host of state […]

International Trade Week to Honor C100 CEO Michael Olivier at Gala

International Trade Week to Honor C100 CEO Michael Olivier at Gala Louisiana International Trade Week, being held Nov. 5-8, will include events in Baton Rouge and […]

Alford: There won’t be a redo for a reset

Alford: There won’t be a redo for a reset Baton Rouge Business Report-October 1, 2019 Timing isn’t the only factor worth considering in politics, but if […]

Louisiana Needs A RESET

Louisiana Needs A RESET The clock is ticking on our children’s future. We must immediately accelerate progress in our state for the next generation. Nothing changes […]

Where’s the detail in the Louisiana’s Governor’s Race?

Where’s the detail in the Louisiana’s Governor’s Race? BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — To attack Louisiana’s entrenched problems, three government watchdog groups are urging political candidates […]



Constitutional Reform Requires Guidelines

Constitutional Reform Requires Guidelines American Press • Lake Charles, Louisiana • August 16, 2019 Editorial Louisiana needs a new constitution or a rewrite of the 1974 document, […]

RESET Louisiana’s Future and get on board

RESET Louisiana’s Future and get on board Posted Aug 1, 2019 at 7:07 AM As the current gubernatorial and legislative races kick into high gear in […]

RESET in the News

Below are some of the articles recently published regarding RESET Louisiana State’s needs are tough sell – American Press, 7/28/2019 Government watchdogs look to refocus […]

Hitting the RESET Button

Hitting the RESET Button Stephanie Riegel July 16, 2019 Baton Rouge Business Report Though the business community scored some minor victories in the recent legislative session, […]

Our Views: Before you get our votes, tell us what is your plan

Our Views: Before you get our votes, tell us what is your plan STAFF EDITORIAL Jul 7, 2019 – 6:00 am Past the Fourth of July, […]

Reform groups prepare agenda to ‘reset’ Louisiana’s long-term priorities

Reform groups prepare agenda to ‘reset’ Louisiana’s long-term priorities BY CLANCY DuBOS Jul 3, 2019 – 9:31 am Every campaign season brings an opportunity to hit […]

It’s Time for a RESET

It’s Time for a RESET By Jim HarrisPresident, Harris, DeVille & Associates There have been many organizations of Louisiana citizens who have come together working for […]

All things are not created equal

Clarion Ledger SCOTT WALLER AND JAY C. MOON | GUEST COLUMNISTS | 3:04 am CST November 11, 2018 Imagine a Mississippi without Nissan. Or Ingalls. Or […]

AT&T to Boost Local Networks

PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire Aug. 15, 2018, 01:00 PM   BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — At AT&T, we’ve invested more than $975 million in […]

2,879 New Jobs in Louisiana

State-by-State Job Impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2018 July 19, 2018 Today, we’ve released updated state-by-state analysis of the Tax Cuts and […]

BP beefs up US business with $10.5B deal

DAILY REPORT STAFF-Greater Baton Rouge Business Report JULY 27, 2018 BP Plc has agreed to buy U.S. shale oil and gas assets from global miner BHP […]

Finally, some good state news

American Press / Jim Beam / Jul 19, 2018   State Treasurer John Schroder finally has some good news for Louisiana taxpayers. Schroder told the Baton Rouge Press […]

Legislature Increases GO Grant Appropriations

July 10, 2018 Legislature Increases Louisiana GO Grant Appropriation A Program of the Board of Regents Baton Rouge – Additional need-based state financial aid will be […]

Child Well-being Rankings-Louisiana 49th

New Kids Count Report Ranks States on Child Well-Being The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released their 2018 Kids Count Data Book – the annual report that tracks […]

Louisiana Ranks No. 2 in South for Economic Development

SB&D: Louisiana Ranks No. 2 In South For Economic Development Results Lake Charles wins Small Market of the Year honors in the South for eighth year […]

Louisiana Leaders to Join Landmark White House STEM Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2018 Contact: Summit will inform five-year strategy on science, technology, engineering and math preparation BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Gov. John […]

Session Ends in Drama, Disappointment

Session ends in drama, disappointment Effort to pass tax bills falls short in final hours BY TYLER BRIDGES By midafternoon Monday, state Rep. Lance Harris […]

Letters: Louisiana should invest in education

The Advocate, June 6, 2018   The essence of work is changing. Many of the careers that will exist in a decade have not yet […]

C100 members Wayne Brown and Mary Leach Werner appointed to LSU Board

Gov. Edwards names six to the LSU Board of Supervisors BY MARK BALLARD |, Jun 5, 2018 – 7:00 pm With the naming of six new […]

LSU: Working Toward a Healthier Louisiana

Dear Friends, The health of our state is in many ways linked directly to the health of LSU. Our university family – including Health Sciences Centers […]

Yours, Ours, Theirs: How Much?

“Our people and our state are worth fighting for.” – Gov. John Bel Edwards By Sue Lincoln – May 22, 2018 / Bayou Brief Yours, Ours or Theirs: […]

Citadel Completions Announces Louisiana Aerospace Project

05.17.18 Southwest Louisiana project to result in more than 600 new direct, indirect jobs as company makes $17.6 million capital investment to customize aircraft interiors LAKE […]

C100 Member Fred Palmer elected as LMOGA Chairman

LMOGA Elects New Chairman and Board of Directors March 12, 2018 Source The Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association Board of Directors elected Frederick Palmer as […]

Sticking with what isn’t working won’t fix Louisiana’s problems

Our Views: Sticking with what isn’t working won’t fix Louisiana’s problems ADVOCATE EDITORIAL MAY 12, 2018 – 8:00 PM For Louisiana, the cost of delay and […]

Setting the Record Straight on Medicaid

Setting record straight on Medicaid Jim Richardson The Advocate, Apr 26, 2018 – 6:00 pm A recent letter to the editor suggested Forbes magazine had conducted […]

Med School Leaders Urge Budget Delay

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The leaders of Louisiana’s medical schools urged state senators Tuesday to stall a budget proposal for next year, until lawmakers consider […]

Louisiana Positioned to be the World Leader in LNG Exports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Meaghan McCormack, World Trade Center of New Orleans ǀ o: 504-619- 9837 ǀ c: 504-343- 6577 Louisiana Positioned to be […]

C100 Member Newton Thomas named to 2018 Hall of Fame

A strong belief in himself made Newton Thomas a success, but his legacy is the faith he has in those around him. When Newton Thomas, 73, […]

LA gambling industry could see big changes

Tyler Bridges, The Advocate, March 10, 2018 In 1991, the state Legislature ushered in the modern era of gambling in Louisiana by legalizing floating casinos that […]

Regular session could take on several big ticket items

MARCH 11, 2018 – 6:28 PM ( The regular session begins Monday less than a week after the special session crashed and burned. Fiscal cliff negotiations […]

Session stalls: Lawmakers can’t agree on tax deal

Session stalls: Louisiana lawmakers can’t agree on tax deal By: The Associated Press February 21, 2018 Efforts to broker a tax compromise in the Louisiana Legislature have faltered, […]

Launch of Industry Works by SWLA Economic Development Alliance

Tuesday, February 20th 2018, 10:27 am CST By KPLC Digital Staff CONNECT   The Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance has announced the next phase of their Ready, […]

Special Session Legislative Report 2/26/18

Special Session Update 2/26/18 After a couple of false starts, the Ways and Means Committee finally acted on a package of bills late Sunday, which advance to […]

Louisiana sheriff rejects tax break

In a first, Louisiana sheriff rejects tax break for local business – a move that has business leaders concerned BY REBEKAH ALLEN | RALLEN@THEADVOCATE.COM FEB 18, […]

Quality preschool is vital to kids and Louisiana’s economy

Educators and other advocates for Louisiana children have pushed the Legislature for years to increase funding for preschool. A coalition of more than 20 groups called […]


MILITARY’S ECONOMIC IMPACT IN LOUISIANA TOTALS $7.7 BILLION Economic study touts military’s role as significant employer in state, accounting for 77,000 jobs Military-related spending in Louisiana […]

Tellurian Set to Boost Louisiana Gas Holdings Tenfold

Tellurian Set to Boost Louisiana Gas Holdings Tenfold Tellurian Inc. plans to boost natural gas reserves tenfold at a northern Louisiana deposit as it seeks partners to […]

Washington DC Briefing 2018: Wrap Up

C100 Annual Washington D.C. Briefing  January 24-25, 2018   Jan. 24th Russell Senate Building The 2018 Washington Briefing kicked off with our annual Congressional luncheon hosted by […]

$600 million requested from federal government for infrastructure approved

Expanding Interstate 10 from the Mississippi River bridge to the I-10/12 split will take at least five years to complete, Louisiana’s transportation chief said Friday. Also, […]

C100 Supports LSU Public Administration Institute

C100 Supports LSU Public Administration Institute The Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc. has provided a cash grant to the LSU Public Administration Institute as […]

Oil & Gas Leasing Program

Ms. Kelly Hammerle Dr. Jill Lewandowski, Ph.D. National OCS Oil & Gas Leasing Program Manager Chief, Division of Environmental Assessment Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Bureau […]

Committee of 100 Supports Task Force Budget Ideas

Posted in The Committee of 100 for Economic Development Inc. has promoted comprehensive fiscal reform since 2015 and supported the recommendations of the HCR11 Task Force […]

Replacing the 20 Percent Corporate Rate

Replacing the 20 Percent Corporate Rate with Rates of 21 or 22 Percent Has Real Economic Consequences December 8, 2017 Following the Senate’s passage of the […]

LED To Host Major Aerospace Event In New Orleans

May 2018 conference will bring together leading aerospace manufacturers and suppliers NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Economic Development will bring a major aerospace conference to New Orleans […]

C100 Vignette Series: #2 Louisiana Sales Tax Structure Needs Attention

Sales Tax is a major component of Louisiana’s revenue stream, bringing in $4.2 billion in state revenues annually, more than any other revenue source. At the […]

Flood Task Force Announces Recovery Website

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Restore Louisiana Task Force has announced a new website,, dedicated solely to providing information on recovery from the devastating floods […]

New energy alliance focused on Gulf of Mexico

HOUSTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) — Independent energy producers focused on the U.S. Gulf of Mexico announced coordination around an alliance aimed at advancing the industry’s needs […]

Business Rebirth Fund

PLEASE HELP LOUISIANA SMALL BUSINESSES RECOVER FROM FLOODING Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund provides triage grants to small businesses impacted by the historic flooding in South […]

Forbes names Louisiana Tech Among Top Universities in Nation

Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges 2016 has once again ranked Louisiana Tech University among the top higher education institutions in the nation. Only the top […]

Retail Electricity Price Map-Louisiana Lower Than Neighboring Gulf States, 2nd in Nation

Today we are back with one of our most popular features – an annual update to our retail electricity price map. These prices best reflect what […]

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