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 »



Gov. Edwards, LPFA And Louisiana Surety Association Announce Bonding Assistance Program For Small Contractors

7.5.06 BATON ROUGE, La. — Gov. John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority and the Louisiana Surety Association announced today an innovative program to provide small construction companies with greater access to major construction projects. The Bonding Assistance Program, administered by Louisiana Economic Development, builds on Gov. Edwards’ commitment to strengthening the small business… Read more »



Shell Chemical Breaks Ground On Major Louisiana Expansion

www.opportunitylouisiana.com In Ascension Parish, $717 million project will create world’s largest single-site production of alpha olefins GEISMAR, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Shell Chemical LP officials highlighted the beginning of construction for the company’s $717 million linear alpha olefins manufacturing plant in Geismar. LED Secretary Don Pierson joined company executives – including… Read more »


AEDC Elects New Officers

Ascension Parish, LA (January 22, 2016) – The Ascension Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) reported today on the election of Officers at its Board of Directors meeting on January 20, 2016.  Mr. Dwight D. Poirrier was elected to Chair the organization while Mr. Don Hanna will serve as Vice Chair and Ms. Dee LeJeune as Secretary/Treasurer. … Read more »


METHANEX STARTS UP ONE MILLION TONNE GEISMAR 2 METHANOL PLANT IN LOUISIANA

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Dec. 29, 2015) – Methanex Corporation (the “Company”) (TSX:MX)(NASDAQ:MEOH) announced that on December 27, 2015, the company successfully produced first methanol from its newly completed one million tonne Geismar 2 methanol plant in Geismar, Louisiana. The plant was relocated from the Company’s production site in Punta Arenas, Chile. John Floren, President… Read more »