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$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 […]

Louisiana Considers Temporary Suspension of Part of Corporation Franchise Tax

By Janelle Cammenga The Louisiana House is considering a resolution that would temporarily suspend a portion of the state’s capital stock tax, called the Corporation Franchise Tax. Louisiana […]

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 https://www.businessreport.com/newsletters/humana-foundation-gives-braf-emergency-relief-fund-500k-to-aid-covid-19-response 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

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

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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 […]

PAR COMMENTARY: LEGISLATION IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

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

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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. […]

LOUISIANA EARNS TOP 10 RANKING IN SITE SELECTION GOVERNOR’S CUP

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 […]

WORLD TRADE CENTER OF NEW ORLEANS NAMES LOUISIANA COMMITTEE OF 100 CEO, MICHAEL OLIVIER, 2019 EUGENE J. SCHREIBER AWARD RECIPIENT

WORLD TRADE CENTER OF NEW ORLEANS NAMES LOUISIANA COMMITTEE OF 100 CEO, MICHAEL OLIVIER, 2019 EUGENE J. SCHREIBER AWARD RECIPIENT  Longtime champion of international trade and […]

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 http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/AmericanPress/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=AMP/2019/07/28&entity=Ar01001&sk=20F8C122&mode=text 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: govpress@la.gov 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 tbridges@theadvocate.com By midafternoon Monday, state Rep. Lance Harris […]

Letters: Louisiana should invest in education

The Advocate, June 6, 2018 http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/opinion/letters/article_38e66a04-69b0-11e8-8bee-efad96d6bb18.html   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 | mballard@theadvocate.com, Jun 5, 2018 – 7:00 pm http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/education/article_84f47c50-691b-11e8-be18-6bec55108628.html 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 mmccormack@wtcno.org 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 (WWL.com) 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

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 theadvocate.com 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, restore.la.gov, 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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