AEDC’s First Quarter Newsletter reflects a 2016 Year In Review

AEDC has released our First Quarter newsletter highlighting the project announcements within the Parish for 2016, the Return On Investments (ROI) amount as well as the 2016 Labor Force statistics. To stay informed on AEDC’s 2017 year, get added to the email distribution list of our quarterly newsletter by clicking the link below for the email contact. AEDC’s… Read more »


CF Industries Announces Start-Up of New Ammonia Plant at Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex

DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF) today announced that the new ammonia plant at the company’s Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Nitrogen Complex was started-up in September 2016, and has now achieved consistent, stable operation over the nameplate capacity of approximately 3,600 tons per day. The plant has produced more than 50,000 tons of ammonia… Read more »




NOTICE: See Attached FEMA News Release of the extension of the APPLICATION DEADLINE to November 14, 2016

Louisiana Disaster Assistance Deadline Extended In the tables below is Ascension Parish SBA disaster application and lending activity current to October 11, 2016 for your information. The Individual line represents homeowners and renters. The Business line includes both physical damage and EIDL (economic injury) applicants. The Small Business Administration is a federal partner with FEMA… Read more »



LABI Announces Small Business Rebirth Awards

Baton Rouge, La. (September 12, 2016) – The Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund announced $350,000 in grants to 57 small businesses impacted by the August flooding across South Louisiana. Within the first week, the grant program received more than 600 applications, exhausting funding and underscoring the tremendous need among small businesses, as well as the… Read more »


State Offers Scholarships For Contractor Program In Flood-Impacted Areas

Six-week course for emerging construction companies to be offered throughout Louisiana 9.6.16 – BATON ROUGE, La. — Small contractors in Louisiana’s flood-affected regions can qualify for a limited number of scholarships when registering for an innovative new program to help small construction companies build a solid foundation for business growth and success. The Louisiana Contractors… Read more »


Crown Crafts Reports Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Results

GONZALES, La., Aug. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crown Crafts, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRWS) (the “Company”) today reported results for the fiscal 2017 first quarter, which ended July 3, 2016. Crown Crafts “Net income remained strong and gross profit increased as a percentage of net sales in the first quarter, which historically is our weakest quarter of… Read more »


Gonzales location of international Emerson Process Management is a one-stop service center

The Advocate – Ellyn Couvillion ecouvillion@theadvocate AUG 7, 2016 – 4:37 PM Before the 148,000-square-foot, $20 million Emerson Process Management service center opened about a year ago in Gonzales, the international company had five locations in the Baton Rouge area, all doing different work. Emerson, which provides engineered products and technology for process industries, had… Read more »