Louisiana business shorts news of the day: GNO NORLI leaders chosen, education level of US cities including New Orleans and Baton Rouge, and BGR's a biotech summary breakfast focused on the impact of the industry upon the New Orleans economy and breaking news from Prospect New Orleans.
Louisiana Biz Shorts for today: LetterFab illuminated signage company now in Gretna; Jefferson chamber announces Fat City festival logo winner; Great Rafting in Shreveport, 3d Printing makes it to Baton Rouge and upcoming expo in New Orleans
Early BP restoration money to rebuild Louisiana barrier islands (+video)
By WAFB, John Snell. June 26, 2014.
“Trustees from Louisiana and the four other Gulf Coast states approved hundreds of millions…” (read more)
Final plan for $627 million Phase III BP oil spill early restoration projects released
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. June 26, 2014.
“The final plan and accompanying environmental impact statement for the $627 million, 44-project…” (read more)
Energy Secretary, Interior Official Tour Louisiana Coast (+audio)
By Eileen Fleming, WWNO Radio. May 28, 2014.
“Two leading officials in the Energy and Interior departments have gotten their first look at the oil production facilities…” (read more)
Post-Explosion Remarks Could Sustain BP Suit
By Courthouse News. May 27, 2014.
“BP investors can advance a class action accusing the company of downplaying the scope of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a federal judge ruled…” (read more)
BP Oil Spill Still Affecting The Gulf [PART 2]
By Dave Malkoff, The Today Show. April 26, 2014.
"Large predators like dolphins and sea turtles are still dying in large numbers around the gulf coast 4 years after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill…" (watch here) (Part 1 here)
How a Gulf Settlement That BP Once Hailed Became Its Target
BP oil spill choked off important pelican nesting sites on Louisiana coast
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. April 11, 2014.
“The immediate impact of the lost nesting sites is likely to be felt more by humans than the birds, said Melanie Driscoll, the National Audubon Society’s director of bird conservation for the Gulf Coast…” (read more)
Mississippi Basin Water Quality Declining Despite Conservation
Wildlife in Gulf of Mexico still suffering four years after BP oil spill: report
By Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian. April 9, 2014.
“The BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico caused dangerous after-effects to more than a dozen different animals…” (read more)
Four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, wildlife still struggling
By Brook Hays, UPI. April 8, 2014.
“Roughly four years after BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, spilling 200 million gallons of oil…” (read more)
Louisiana is becoming a river of business opportunities.
The sweet scents of Thanksgiving and the holiday seasons are in the air, but, in the meantime, there is plenty of business and organizational work yet to be done.
Today, Baton Rouge was ranked number one inBusiness Facilities’list of the Top 10 Metro Areas for Economic Growth Potential. Louisiana's business climate was also ranked number four in the nation for 2013 – the highest-ever ranking for the state byBusiness Facilities. Last year, Louisiana was the top-ranked state in Economic Growth Potential byBusiness Facilities.