Better Mortgage Loan Policies Needed

February 13, 2013 – Rick Judson, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Charlotte, N.C., issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union address last night: “Extremely tight mortgage credit conditions are hampering the housing recovery and hurting job growth. The nation’s home builders were very…

$110 million for projects statewide

Baton Rouge: The State Bond Commission approved over $110 million for projects statewide and over $8 million in savings by refinancing existing public debt at its January 17th meeting, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. “Calcasieu Parish School Board received approvals to refinance four series of General Obligation Public School Improvement Bonds which will save…

Seminar for Farmers, Ag Businesses Scheduled in Baton Rouge on January 30

Baton Rouge: A seminar to assist farmers and agricultural service businesses understand labor law and farmworkers’ rights will take place on Wednesday, January 30. The seminar, called Farmworker Employment Rights: Helping Farmers Comply with State and Federal Laws, will be held at the American Red Cross, 4655 Sherwood Common, Baton Rouge. Registration starts at 8:30…

LSU AgCenter to Set Up Food Business Incubator

PIANO LESSONS IN BATON ROUGE “WHERE WORDS FAIL, MUSIC SPEAKS.” Baton Rouge: The LSU AgCenter is in the process of establishing a food business incubator and has hired a veteran food consultant to coordinate it. Gaye Sandoz – who has 37 years of experience in the food processing business, most recently with Edible Enterprises in…

Millions Approved for Southeast Louisiana Capital Outlay Construction Projects

BATON ROUGE – Today Governor Bobby Jindal announced that millions of dollars for Southeast Louisiana projects were approved by the Bond Commission after his administration recommended them for funding.  In total, the approved projects include over $62 million in support for higher education throughout Louisiana. Since 2008, the Jindal administration has supported more than $700 million…

Nachurs Alpine Solutions to Renovate Iberville Parish Site

Baton Rouge: Governor Bobby Jindal and Nachurs Alpine Solutions announced the company will open a Louisiana facility, renovating a 174,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Iberville Parish to produce and distribute liquid fertilizers to global agricultural customers. The Nachurs Alpine Solutions site will create 16 new direct jobs with an average salary of more than $45,700, plus…

Workforce Commission Unveils New Web-based Job, Career Tool

Baton Rouge: The Louisiana Workforce Commission today unveiled Louisiana Star Jobs, a new web-based job search and career exploration tool that makes it easy for anyone to find and apply for the best jobs in Louisiana. Louisiana Star Jobs is a user-friendly, interactive search tool that ranks the best occupations in Louisiana according to salary,…