Around Louisiana: Week of June 12, 2017
6/13/2017 11:54:12 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.


  • The Legislative Session wrapped up last week, and although a Special Session has begun, New Orleans CityBusiness published a legislative recap of the Regular Session. Click here to read the article.
  • Last week, Louisiana Economic Development announced the recipients of the 2017 Lantern Awards. The Lantern Awards are given each year to the manufacturer in each region that "demonstrate[s] excellence in manufacturing and outstanding service to their communities.” Click here to read the announcement.

Baton Rouge

  • The Baton Rouge Business Report recently reported about the development in Downtown Baton Rouge. According to the article, downtown development is beginning to spread outward from the core downtown neighborhoods to Mid City and Downtown East. Click here to read the article.

Greater New Orleans:

  • LCIA friend and Opportunity Maker Get Online NOLA is hosting its next WordPress workshop this Wednesday, June 14, in New Orleans. Wendy from Get Online NOLA will discuss how businesses can manage their own website in WordPress. LCI policyholders are offered a $10 discount. Click here for more information.

  • On Thursday, June 22, LCIA is hosting, "Opportunities in Stormwater Management for Contractors.” Designed for the construction industry, this event will teach contractors about building practices that improve rainwater management and reduce street flooding. Click here to register.

North Louisiana

  • The Northwest Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), along with Louisiana Economic Development, is hosting, "Increase Your Business Capacity and Productivity,” on Wednesday, June 14, in Shreveport. Click here for more information.

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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