Around Louisiana: Week of February 20, 2017
2/21/2017 8:01:35 AM

"Around Louisiana” is a weekly blog post that provides business news from across Louisiana. Every Monday, we share news and events from different corners of the state.


  • Louisiana Economic Development (LED) is reminding Louisiana contractorsabout theBonding Assistance Program, which helps local contractors access bid, bonds, and payment bonds. Learn more here.
  • On Wednesday, February 22, Predictive Solutions is hosting a safety webinar, "How Big Data Is Leveraged to Save Lives.” Click here to register.


  • Save the Date: On Tuesday, March 14, LCIA is hosting a breakfast workshop, "Addressing Your Staff's Well-Being to Ensure Balance in Your Organization.” The presenters, representing OpEx Realization Group, will discuss how improving the well-being of your employees can lead to a more successful business. Visit the registration page to learn more.

Greater New Orleans:

  • The Mid-City Business Association is hosting its February Mixer on Tuesday, February 21 at 5:30 PM at Twelve Mile Limit. Learn more on the Facebook event page.
  • The City of New Orleans is asking business affected by the February 7 tornado to report business damages. More information about assistance to businesses and homeowners, including low-interest loans, will be made available in the coming weeks. Click here to take the survey.

North Louisiana

  • According a recent article in Biz. Magazine, the businesses of downtown Bossier City have been negatively affected by road construction and have begun to ask the city for help. Click to read the article.

Southwest Louisiana

  • On Friday, February 24, the Louisiana Forestry Association is hosting its "SW LA Forestry Association Annual Meeting & Forestry Forum” from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the War Memorial Civic Center in DeRidder. Learn more here.

You can always find business and industry events happening across the state at LCIA’s "Around Louisiana” calendar. If you have recommendations of news and events to include in the weekly "Around Louisiana” blog post, please contact Nicholas Peddle at

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