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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...

Industry Connections: Uncertainty is the death knell for investment

Created in 1936 and reaffirmed in the constitution of 1973, Louisiana’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP) has been our state’s premiere economic...

Gifford Briggs: What is your plan?

Ready or not, Louisiana is in full election swing. With the election season comes campaign ads, mailers, social media blitzes, and  of course, promises...

Insight: Industry provides successful careers

There is no questioning industry’s large footprint in Louisiana, especially in the Greater Baton Rouge area. However, depending on a person’s background, he or...
David Dismukes

Insight: 2019 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook

This past November, the LSU Center for Energy Studies released its second Gulf Coast Energy Outlook. The full publication, which is available on the...

Industry Connections: Making an impact

I’ve spent my entire career working closely with Louisiana’s industrial sector. Refineries, chemical plants, storage terminals, other manufacturing sites, and the industrial contractors who...

Gifford Briggs: The 2019 governor’s race … and then there were three

Louisiana is a unique state, notable among the others in the nation. We are known for our exquisite Cajun cuisine, a football coach with...

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...

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...

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