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‘Seamless export’ key to south Louisiana’s economic future

The Port of New Orleans will play a considerable role in the regional economic landscape in 2020, says Port NOLA President Brandy Christian, as...

Port NOLA adding four new ship-to-shore cranes

The Port of New Orleans is spending $55 million in preparation for installing four new ship-to-shore cranes that will expand its annual handling capacity...

Electrical infrastructure firm building $20 million headquarters near Covington

A company specializing in electrical substations, protective relays and transmission lines and counts industrial plans among its customers is building a new headquarters in...

Louisiana industrial manufacturers are pushing infrastructure innovation

The movers and managers of industrial products are including more technology in their capital outlays these days. As spikes in petrochemical, crude oil and...

‘Site Selection’: Louisiana ranks No. 2 for infrastructure investment

For the second year, Louisiana ranks No. 2 among U.S. states for infrastructure investment that supports economic growth, according to Site Selection magazine. For Site Selection’s Global Groundwork Index, first...

Army Corps will spend $5M to dredge Hurricane Barry silt from Houma Navigation Canal

A 36-mile-long canal used by the oil and gas industry to move equipment and materials offshore requires dredging after Hurricane Barry brought in four...

Port Barre Industrial Park adds two certified sites

St. Landry Parish has two newly certified sites comprising a combined 123 acres in the Port Barre Industrial Park. The Port Barre Industrial Park East...

Pipe manufacturers and fabricators ramp up for a growing market

It’s Economics 101. Current and expected increases in the demand for pipe, coupled with a sorely deficient supply, are giving Louisiana’s pipe manufacturers and...

Port NOLA wins national planning award

The Port of New Orleans’ Strategic Master Plan, Port NOLA Forward, will earn a Silver 2019 National Planning Achievement Award for Economic Development Planning from...

Industry Connections: When will ‘world class’ become our expectation for infrastructure?

I’m sick of driving on bad roads and sitting in traffic that doesn’t move. I don’t need to cite studies to highlight the condition...

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