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LABI’s Stephen Waguespack calls for ITEP changes

Wanting to counter what he says is “dangerous rhetoric,” Stephen Waguespack, president and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, this week...

Citgo’s Lake Charles refinery at stake in Venezuela’s political crisis

The Citgo refinery on the banks of the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Lake Charles is in the crosshairs of Venezuela's dueling presidents. As Bloomberg reports,...

Baton Rouge area legislators drafting bill to return ITEP to state control

Two Republican state lawmakers plan to file legislation that would return sole authority of the Industrial Tax Exemption Program back to the state, essentially...

Parishes expand ITEP reporting to tax rolls

A growing number of Louisiana parishes are reporting which companies receive property tax breaks under the Industrial Tax Exemption Program—and how much money in...

Stephen Waguespack: Engage in 2019

Only four teams remain alive in the NFL playoffs and our beloved Saints are thankfully one of them. This upcoming weekend the Dome will...

Top 5 industry issues in 2019

There’s a host of issues facing Louisiana industry in 2019, but an informal survey by 10/12 Industry Report found some common denominators among its...

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...

How badly will the tiff over tariffs bruise Louisiana industry?

Outside of the domestic steel industry, it’s difficult to find anyone, anywhere, with a favorable view of the current tariff-induced trade war. Sizeable spikes...

How badly will the tiff over tariffs bruise Louisiana industry?

Outside of the domestic steel industry, it’s difficult to find anyone, anywhere, with a favorable view of the current tariff-induced trade war. Sizeable spikes...

As ITEP returns to normal, state board approves applications

The Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry approved 24 Industrial Tax Exemption applications on Oct. 31—including six in the Capital Region—without much fanfare. Industry officials...

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