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Connie Fabre: Another petrochemical expansion wave begins. Are we ready?

The last few years saw a tremendous inpouring of capital investment across the state that in 2016 and 2017 tapered off. The year 2018...
David Dismukes

David Dismukes: Why an offshore recovery may never happen

Recent economic news, coupled with the recent buoyancy in crude oil prices, has started to inject a degree of optimism about the opportunities for...
Dima Ghawi

Dima Ghawi: Adapt to thrive

Engaging employees across generations has been challenging organizations in all industries, and tackling this challenge is critical for increasing competitiveness and growth. As I...

Connie Fabre: The industrial value chain … what’s in it for me?

Industrial investment in a community is usually welcomed by most people, and the value of having a company offering long-term jobs is obvious. However,...

Editor: Economic turmoil illustrates industry’s importance

It appears there has been a paradigm shift in the cyclical world of oil and gas, and it’s largely benefiting the neighboring state of...
David Dismukes

David Dismukes: The dangers of trade protectionism for Louisiana

The Trump administration’s current trade initiatives, imposing billions of dollars in new tariffs, have the ability to wreak havoc on several important Gulf Coast...

Connie Fabre: Industrial investment needs stability

Over approximately the last two years, much has been researched and written about industrial investment, the petrochemical industry and property taxes in our state....

David Dismukes: The irrelevance of energy dominance

Politicians love buzz words and phrases in attempting to simplify and codify energy policy. In the past, “energy independence” was the rage and had...
Highway Trust Fund

Editor: Highway Trust Fund fix should be on the agenda

As with most anything else coming out of the Trump presidency, there’s as much trepidation as optimism over his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. Consistent...

Editor: Millennials might be getting a bum rap

Fear not. There appears to be plenty of drive and tenacity coming out of the next generation. Given the success-oriented trajectory of those featured...

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