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Louisiana remains No. 1 in energy expenditures per GDP

Louisiana had the highest energy expenditures per GDP of any state in the nation in 2017. New statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration put Louisiana's energy expenditures at 13.5% that year, according to the...

Louisiana has a new EPA regional administrator

A new administrator has been appointed to oversee the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency region that includes Louisiana. Ken McQueen of New Mexico will replace Anne Idsal, who is now the agency's acting assistant administrator for...

Port of Greater Baton Rouge expanding container storage capacity

The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is expanding its Inland Rivers Marine Terminal’s container storage yard, allowing the port to handle and hold an additional 700 containers. The expansion will grow the yard by an...

Indorama’s Lake Charles steam cracker startup pushed to 2020

Although Indorama's Lake Charles steam cracker was mechanically complete in May, the plant likely won't fully start up until January 2020. In its latest quarterly earnings relase last week, the company said the availability of...

Entergy New Orleans adding solar to its energy mix

Entergy New Orleans is moving forward on a portfolio of proposals that will add 90 megawatts of solar energy to its energy mix. The company has narrowed the group down to three viable projects, which...
Pepper Rutland MMR

My Toughest Challenge: James ‘Pepper’ Rutland

Position: President and CEO, overseeing 30 branch offices throughout the United States and in  four countries Company: MMR Group What They Do: MMR is an industry...

My toughest challenge: Jerry Dunn

Position: Vice president and general manager of the Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex, the sixth largest refining facility in the U.S. Company: CITGO What They Do: Refine, transport and market...
Louisiana dominated Southern Business & Development magazine's economic development rankings this year, with New Orleans tying Nashville for Major Market of the Year, Lake Charles taking Small Market of the Year for the ninth time and Louisiana ranking No. 2. This is the 11th year in a row that Louisiana...

PROJECT TRACKER

industrial projects
10/12 Industry Report tracks the status of announced or proposed industrial projects in south Louisiana since Jan. 1, 2014, with projected capital investment of $25 million or more. The top map indicates projects estimated at $250 million or more; the map below it, those between $25 million and $250 million. Data is current as of November 1, 2018. Second line...

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