Publication: Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

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Dems hoping Clinton can boost black vote in La., other key Senate states

Former President Bill Clinton's visit to Baton Rouge today to stump for Sen. Mary Landrieu is, in large part, about turning out the black vote on Nov. 4. As The New York Times reports, Democrats know black voters are key to their hopes of holding onto ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 8 hours ago]
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Judge rules against Heath in suit against Roberts

A 19th Judicial District judge has effectively dismissed a suit filed in August against former LSU Alumni Association President Charlie Roberts by Kay Heath , Roberts' former girlfriend and a former contract employee of the association.In her suit, Heath ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 5 hours ago]
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Metro Council to consider adding Uber service to BR airport

The Metro Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether transportation network company Uber will be permitted to pick up and drop off passengers at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport . Taxi and limousine companies are required to pay a fee every month ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 8 hours ago]
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Hollywood Trucks to provide vehicles to Mississippi's largest studio

Baton Rouge-based Hollywood Trucks announced today that it has signed an exclusive five-year deal to provide production vehicles at Mississippi's largest studio, Mississippi Film Studios, located in Canton. The announcement of the company's expansion ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 5 hours ago]
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La. business climate ranked No. 10 in US

A new ranking of U.S. states' business climates by location marketing firm Development Counsellors International places Louisiana No. 10, while the state's economic development agency, Louisiana Economic Development, is said to be the nation's second ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 5 hours ago]
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Red River, 'Advocate' among those submitting plans for new buildings

Red River Bank has filed a plan review application with the Department of Public Works for its proposed location adjacent to the Acadian-Perkins Plaza parking lot, signaling that it is ready to start construction there. According to the application, the ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 5 hours ago]
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City-parish vows to file suit challenging St. George petition

Mary Olive Pierson, who is representing the city-parish in its efforts to prevent the city of St. George from incorporating, says a suit will be filed soon to challenge the petition that organizers of the incorporation effort submitted to the East Baton ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 5 hours ago]
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'Business Report': 19 secrets to getting hired from Best Places to Work recruiters

Now that you know the Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge , how do you get hired by one of them? Business Report spoke with top hiring managers at some of the companies on the list of 38 local companies—as ranked by independent firm Best Companies Group—to ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 8 hours ago]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

BR needs more data to solve traffic problems, IBM team says

The IBM Smart Cities Challenge consultant team this morning revealed the initial results from its study on ways to improve Baton Rouge traffic , with a full report expected in the coming months. Among the initial findings, the IBM team says, are that ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Research Park Corp. launches $250K grant fund to complement LSU LIFT2

The Research Park Corp.'s board of directors today approved dedicating $250,000 to launch the LSU Re-LIFT2 grant program in partnership with the LSU Research and Technology Foundation. Much like LSU's LIFT2 (Leveraging Innovation for Technology Transfer) ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

'225': Younger Roemer turns to sports—not politics—to make a difference

Dakota Roemer's last name often precedes him. As the son of former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer, he comes with a certain Southern notoriety. Given his father's background, too, it seems as though politics might have been a natural arena for Roemer. ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Texas senior living company eyes BR site for entrance into La. market

A Texas-based company that operates four senior living communities near Houston, Dallas and San Antonio has plans to move to the Baton Rouge market in the first quarter of 2016. A proposed 77,000-square-foot complex on a 6-acre site off Highland Road, ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 17 2014]

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"Results matter, and so does quality of performance. DCI's latest ranking of Louisiana, validated by several other national rankings, demonstrates that our economic development performance is among the strongest in the entire U S " Jindal says in a prepared statement
"The system of elected judges is a big problem with our judiciary," he says. "It's hard to put the little guy—or, in this case, the little lady—on the same foot as someone with stature and connections."
...with one of the newest members of the growing 'Hollywood South' family," says Andre Champagne, CEO of Hollywood Trucks, in a prepared statement. "Our expansion into Mississippi indicated the tremendous growth of the southern region's film industry in recent years."
..."The petition is legally insufficient." While organizers championed the petition submission today, Pierson says they fell short of their goal. "They did not get the signatures they wanted and their margin is small" she says

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La. business climate ranked No. 10 in US [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 5 hours ago]
Judge rules against Heath in suit against Roberts [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 5 hours ago]
Hollywood Trucks to provide vehicles to Mississ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 5 hours ago]
City-parish vows to file suit challenging St. G... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 5 hours ago]
Red River, 'Advocate' among those submitting pl... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 5 hours ago]
'Business Report': 19 secrets to getting hired ... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 8 hours ago]
Dems hoping Clinton can boost black vote in La.... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 8 hours ago]
Metro Council to consider adding Uber service t... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - 8 hours ago]
'225': Younger Roemer turns to sports—not polit... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 17 2014]
Research Park Corp. launches $250K grant fund t... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 17 2014]
BR needs more data to solve traffic problems, I... [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 17 2014]
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'225 Dine': Nottoway Plantation gets new chef [Published Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Oct 17 2014]
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