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  • Report: Economic well-being of US children slips

    June 24, 2013 7:58 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - It wasn't so long ago that David Hutchinson spent a month sleeping under a bridge while his wife and young daughter spent their nights at a domestic violence shelter. But this wasn't a case of domestic violence. The couple simply had no choice. There were just... more »
  • New Businesses Bringing New Jobs to Duson

    March 18, 2013 6:36 PM

    The Town of Duson was once known as the town that cannot grow. Mayor Johnny Thibodeaux is looking to change that even creating the slogan "discover the new Duson." "With the interstate being so close to the Town of Duson, we need to use the interstate because it's so... more »
  • World looks to 2013 after violence, economic woes

    January 1, 2013 8:13 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - As the world rang in 2013 with spectacular fireworks displays and showers of confetti, the specter of economic uncertainty and searing violence dimmed some festivities and weighed on the minds of revelers hoping for a better year. "With all the sadness in the country, we're looking... more »
  • Economic authority chief urges tax break for store

    May 15, 2012 9:11 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Economic Development Authority officials are asking the parish council to approve a tax break for a planned Kohl's department store. The Courier reports the authority wants Kohl's to benefit from breaks on sales and use taxes for the equipment it would use during construction. The... more »
  • Bernanke optimistic on long-term economic growth

    March 30, 2012 9:17 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday that he thinks the U.S. economy will return to its long-term growth of around 3 percent a year despite the weaknesses it still faces. Bernanke made his observation in his fourth and final lecture to George Washington University students. The... more »
  • Economic view shaky as Cuomo prepares NY budget

    January 16, 2012 10:42 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - As Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to present his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, a state financial report shows the boomlet that appeared briefly in the spring has fizzled. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in his quarterly "cash report" that state tax revenues were up... more »
  • Three LA Economic Projects Cited

    March 13, 2011 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A business development trade magazine says new economic projects for Louisiana and North Carolina headed its list of annual award winners. Each state had three projects that made the list compiled by Trade & Industry Development. The three winners in Louisiana included the Nucor Corp.... more »
  • Obama to Name Sperling to Top Economic Post

    January 7, 2011 6:29 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will name Gene Sperling as director of the National Economic Council on Friday, a move that will place a veteran policy and political player in the White House to work with a divided Congress. The role gives Sperling broad oversight of the administration's economic... more »
  • 1 Cent Sales Tax Hike Approved in Iberia Parish

    October 14, 2010 4:19 PM

    A sales tax hike is on the way for those who shop the US-90 corridor in Iberia Parish. The Iberia Council voted to levy a one-percent sales tax on the economic development district. It did not need a vote of the people because it does not include residential properties.... more »
  • Louisiana Tourism Revenue Plummets

    October 1, 2010 7:36 PM

    Louisiana's reputation as a Sportsman's Paradise may be in jeopardy. Lieutenant Governor, Scott Angelle, said "Louisiana is at one half of the national average when it's comes to outdoor recreation expenditures...in the Sportman's Paradise, that came as quite a surprise." Alison Miller, Executive Director of the Vermilion Parish... more »
  • Economic Panel says Recession Ended

    September 20, 2010 10:53 AM

    WASHINGTON -It's official: The longest recession the country has endured since World War II ended in June 2009, according to a group that dates the beginning and end of recessions. The National Bureau of Economic Research, a panel of academic economists based in Cambridge, Mass., says the recession lasted 18... more »
  • New Economic Development Coalition

    August 26, 2010 5:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Officials and organizations from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi are forming a new economic development coalition. Dubbed "Ready 4 Takeoff," the new coalition is calling for, among other things, federal government purchases of seafood for the military, schools and other agencies to help the Gulf seafood... more »
  • New Iberia Growth

    August 25, 2010 6:06 PM

    New Iberia is moving forward with its initiative to grow and prosper. Wednesday, city and state officials met with residents about the "Louisiana Development Ready Community" program. "This is about the business community, the private citizenry and the government coming together, to grow," said Mike Tarantino with Iberia Industrial... more »
  • LEDA Job Fair

    August 18, 2010 6:21 PM

    Some businesses looking to hire are now combing through thousands of resumes. The Lafayette Economic Development Authority held their 15th annual job fair Wednesday at the Cajundome Convention Center. With the nation's unemployment rate hovering near 10 percent, organizers say they were not surprised to see nearly 3 thousand jobseekers... more »
  • LOGA Messages

    July 21, 2010 6:42 PM

    Both local and national news media were covering the Rally for Economic Survival. But, as they recorded Governor Jindal, Sammy Kershaw, and other celebrities and politicians, one camera was set up specifically for the "average man and woman." The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association is documenting 30 second to... more »
  • Large Crowd at Rally for Economic Survival

    July 21, 2010 12:50 PM

    LAYFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The crowd, many wearing T-shirts with slogans like "Drill Baby Drill," and "No Moratorium," began streaming into the Lafayette Cajundome as soon as the doors opened, eager to show their support for ending the federal offshore drilling moratorium. Tuesday's gathering, billed as the "Rally for Economic... more »
  • Rally for Economic Survival At Cajundome July 21

    July 13, 2010 11:25 AM

    The Rally for Economic Survival will be the nation's largest event to date protesting the federal moratorium on deepwater drilling. Coordinators of the Rally have reported tremendous support from across the Gulf Coast, specifically Louisiana for the event. Attendance at the rally is predicted to be between 15,000 and 20,000... more »
  • Miss. Yearlong Economic Impact Study To Examine Oil Spill

    July 8, 2010 11:27 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Gov. Haley Barbour has announced a yearlong economic impact study to examine the effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Barbour said Wednesday that participants will include the state College Board, Departments of Employment Security, Environmental Quality and Marine Resources, Mississippi... more »
  • SW Louisiana Starting One-Stop Economic Center

    July 5, 2010 7:09 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A seed has been planted that officials hope will bear fruit for generations of Southwest Louisiana residents to come. McNeese State University, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the city of Lake Charles and the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance last week signed the charter for... more »
  • SW Louisiana Starting One-Stop Economic Center

    July 4, 2010 3:26 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A seed has been planted that officials hope will bear fruit for generations of Southwest Louisiana residents to come. McNeese State University, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the city of Lake Charles and the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance last week signed the charter for... more »
  • Jindal Vetoed Bill That Would Have Made Economic Development Disclose More Info.

    June 24, 2010 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has rejected a bill aimed at getting more information about the numbers of jobs and types of businesses being recruited by the state's economic development office. Jindal vetoed the measure by Chalmette Rep. Nita Hutter on Wednesday, at the urging of his... more »
  • House Debate: More Info. On Jobs Created By Economic Development

    April 19, 2010 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Bills aimed at getting more information about the types and numbers of jobs created by the state's economic development dollars are heading to the full House for debate. The House Commerce Committee quickly approved a package of proposals that requires more detailed reporting about the... more »
  • Veterans Hospital Needed in Acadiana

    March 17, 2010 7:37 PM

    Veterans in Acadiana are campaigning to get a hospital of their own. They call themselves the Veteran Action Coalition. Veterans say there's a strong need for a hospital in this area. Finding health care is hard enough and veterans in Acadiana say it's even harder on them. "It compounds that... more »
  • Gov. Jindal and Pixel Magic Announce New Digital Media Studio in Lafayette

    November 6, 2009 12:32 PM

    - Leading digital effects company could create 40 direct new jobs in three years - LAFAYETTE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel, Pixel Magic Vice President and General Manager Ray Scalice, Pixel Magic Vice President and VFX Supervisor Raymond McIntyre, Jr., University of Louisiana... more »
  • Jindal to Make Economic Development Announcement

    November 6, 2009 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal will hold a press conference to make an economic development announcement in Lafayette at the LiteCenter at 11 AM. Later, the Governor will host the LSU baseball team and coaches at the Governor's Mansion at 3:30 PM to congratulate them on their 2009... more »
  • Lafayette Economy: "Not doing too Well"

    October 13, 2009 7:18 PM

    A Louisiana economist gives Lafayette a two year economic forecast. At Tuesday's annual business luncheon LSU's Loren Scott looks into his crystal ball and gives Acadiana businesses a look into the future. "Well, it's not doing too well." As the rest of the country gets back on its... more »

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