Michael Hecht, President and CEO of GNO Inc, the economic development organization largely responsible for helping to bring in new companies into the New Orleans and the Southeast Louisiana region, discussed via a google hangout interview with Bayoubuzz publisher Stephen Sabludowsky, the current advances in the local economy:
Today, GNO, Inc. announced the launch of the Coalition for Coastal Resilience and Economy (CCRE). CCRE is a business led coalition that will create an educated, informed voice of advocacy for sustainable restoration efforts in Louisiana’s wetlands, rivers, deltas, and coastline.
COMPASSION FOR NAGIN
While many Nagin-trial watchers were quite surprised and upset with the sentencing of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, one publication, who has been quite critical of the mayor over the years, but who recently has taken on the task of asking for compassion, was quite thankful and appreciative.
According to a report by Wallet Hub, Louisiana is ranked 3rd worse in providing health insurance to its inhabitants.
Today's Louisiana Business and organization news highlights: Manning Passing Academy, Farm to Table, Lafayette Chamber and BRAC
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who has been on campaign tours for US President candidacy promoting the theme of religious liberty, issued this statement today after the US Supreme Court ruled on a controversial Obamacare provision involving Hobby Lobby:
How important is seniority and clout in the U.S. Congress?
That issue is being tested during this 2014 election season in various states and particularly within the Republican Party as the Tea Party candidates are taking on the mainstream incumbents.
Are we seeing the first real skirmish between Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and one of his major hand-picked appointments?
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and SB International Inc. President and CEO Satish Gupta announced Centric Pipe LLC, an SB International affiliate, will make a $32.5 million capital investment to renovate and expand the former Northwest Pipe facility in Bossier City. Based in Dallas, SB International formed Centric Pipe, which purchased the Bossier City facility in March 2014 and acquired the assets of Northwest Pipe’s oil country tubular goods business.
Steve Scalise, the Keystone Pipeline, new Mary Landrieu commercials and Louisiana Representative Lenar Whitney are in the political news today.
Also, just in, a new Landrieu-Koch commercial debate