Publication: Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

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Industry observers don't expect states like La. to follow North Carolina in axing film tax credits

As Louisiana debates the merits of its own film tax credit and other states such as California are looking to substantially boost funding for such credits, North Carolina may be exiting the Hollywood stage. As The Los Angeles Times reports, North Carolina ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 11 hours ago]
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Bell Helicopter breaks ground on La. assembly center

With assembly operations of a new helicopter line expected to begin at the Lafayette Regional Airport by 2016, Bell Helicopter today announced the start of construction of its Lafayette Aircraft Assembly Center that is expected to create 115 new direct ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 4 hours ago]
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DHH to provide $18M to keep BR General Mid City ER open through June 2015

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has identified $18 million it will provide to Baton Rouge General Hospital to keep the facility's Mid City emergency room open through the remainder of the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2015. ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 4 hours ago]
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Sullivan's plans renovation adjacent to ongoing work at Esplanade Mall

Sullivan's Steakhouse, which operates in Esplanade Mall at the corner of College Drive and Corporate Boulevard, has submitted an application to the East Baton Rouge Department of Public Works to remodel the restaurant. A manager at Sullivan's declined ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 4 hours ago]
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Legislature's chief economist paints bleak picture of La. finances

Greg Albrecht, chief economist for the Legislative Fiscal Office, delivered a downbeat assessment of state finances to the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge today. "We are facing the third year of essentially zero sales tax growth," Albrecht said, and the revenues ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 4 hours ago]
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Miles pens open love letter to BR

LSU head coach says he can't imagine living anywhere other than in Baton Rouge. In an open letter to the city Miles penned for The Huffington Post as part of its Love Letters feature, Miles talks about how rooted his family has become in Baton Rouge. ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 4 hours ago]
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BR General to announce closure of Mid City ER

Baton Rouge General Hospital is expected to announce later today that it is shutting down the emergency room at its Mid City campus on Florida Boulevard. Daily Report has learned from multiple sources at the hospital that employees were notified early ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 11 hours ago]
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Turner Industries unveils state-of-the-art fleet vehicle facility in north BR

Roland Toups, chairman and chief executive officer of Turner Industries, thanked "those whose shoulders we all have stood on" as more than 100 employees and guests gathered for the grand opening of the industrial construction and maintenance company's ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 11 hours ago]
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LSU, La. Tech students unveil 3D 'printed' medical devices

Jeffrey Weisman envisions a future where low-cost three-dimensional printers spit out custom plastic implants to treat infections and cancer. As The Shreveport Times reports, Weisman, Karthik Tappa and Uday Jammalamadaka recently showed off prototype ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 11 hours ago]
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'Business Report': Are short stints by EBR schools superintendents hurting classroom outcomes?

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board in 2012 unanimously hired Bernard Taylor to be the system's next superintendent. In 2014 the board voted 10-1 not to extend his contract, which means Taylor, like his predecessor, John Dilworth, likely won't serve ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 11 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Georges talks about decision to build new BR headquarters, newsroom

Several factors were behind publisher John Georges' decision to build a new corporate headquarters for The Advocate on the site of the newspaper's Reiger Road printing presses. “You can't ever put a single reason on a decision I make,” Georges tells Daily ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Apartment complexes in north BR sell for $3.6M

A Connecticut-based realty group has purchased three apartment complexes in north Baton Rouge for $3.6 million, according to land records filed with the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court today. Included in the sale are the Oak Village Apartments ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Aug 26 2014]

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...But in general, it appears that stability at the top makes a difference in the classroom. "It takes about five years to make any substantive change in district student achievement" Bickmore says. Read the full feature. Send your comments to editors@businessreport.com
...Because the plastic breaks down in a person's body over time, a patient wouldn't have to undergo another operation to remove the implant. "One of the things we've learned here at LSU Health Shreveport is personalized medicine" says Weisman, who is attending medical school/doctoral program operated jointly by LSU Health and Tech...
..."There are literally lives that are going to be placed in jeopardy as a result of this," he says. "Not singularly because of the decision of the General but because of the health care policy that has been practiced in this state. … This is an anticipatable consequence of the actions that have been taken by the (Jindal) administration and from its rather short-sighted approach in terms of health care policy." Over the past few years, the Jindal administration has been privatizing health carecare for the poor, a policy that, last year, resulted in the closure...
...73 and C Braud Road. The deal closed on Aug. 14 at a total price of $727,495.56, or about $9.50 per square foot. "The new Express Wash will occupy about 50% of the site, and the other 50% will be offered for sale" says Will Adams with Property One, who brokered the transaction along with listing broker Macon Callicott...

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Miles pens open love letter to BR [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 4 hours ago]
Legislature's chief economist paints bleak pict... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 4 hours ago]
Bell Helicopter breaks ground on La. assembly c... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 4 hours ago]
Sullivan's plans renovation adjacent to ongoing... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 4 hours ago]
DHH to provide $18M to keep BR General Mid City... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 4 hours ago]
'Business Report': Are short stints by EBR scho... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 11 hours ago]
LSU, La. Tech students unveil 3D 'printed' medi... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 11 hours ago]
BR General to announce closure of Mid City ER [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 11 hours ago]
Industry observers don't expect states like La.... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 11 hours ago]
Turner Industries unveils state-of-the-art flee... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 11 hours ago]
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Cook: Geaux Clean car wash buys Prairieville si... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Aug 26 2014]
ExxonMobil contributed $84.4M to EBR in taxes l... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Aug 26 2014]
Apartment complexes in north BR sell for $3.6M [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Aug 26 2014]
Georges talks about decision to build new BR he... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Aug 26 2014]
Drones to fly over downtown BR Thursday for par... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Aug 26 2014]
Alford: Public Service Commission finally becom... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Aug 26 2014]
LSU traffic engineer to discuss traffic flow [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Aug 26 2014]
Hanley's Foods graduates from LSU Food Incubator [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Aug 26 2014]
City may expropriate Southern land for wastewat... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Aug 26 2014]
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La. ranked No. 40 for women's equality [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Aug 26 2014]
BR hotel tax revenue jumps in May, June [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Aug 26 2014]
Tax-free weekend for La. hunters set for Sept. 5-7 [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Aug 26 2014]
Water Campus lining up funding sources, directo... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Aug 26 2014]
Capital Region home sales rise 2% in July [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Aug 26 2014]
Landrieu, Cassidy and Maness to debate on Oct. 14 [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Aug 26 2014]
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