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Optimism for economic development

LED's Don Pierson showcases the reasons for optimism when it comes to economic development in northwest Louisiana during BRF meeting A major state economic leader noted there is reason to be optimistic about development in northwest Louisiana during BRF’s Annual Meeting held Nov. 9 in Shreveport. LED Secretary Don Pierson was the guest speaker for [...]

North La. business incubators: How to take a business from paper to profit

Dave Smith | Special to BIZ. Magazine When looking to start a business, many entrepreneurs are unsure of the process and require a level of assistance that depends on the maturity of their business concept.  For those in the early stages of business development, one of the most challenging aspects of starting a business is simply [...]

Infrastructure bill will help Louisiana, NWLA

Louisiana DOTD breaks down what President Biden's new bill will mean for the state and local area's roads, bridges, & more President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law Nov. 15, and the funding it brings is promising for Louisiana’s languishing roads, bridges, and other vital projects. “The passing of this legislation [...]

Specht: Reasons for optimism looking back at 2021

You can add me to the top of the pile of other pundits stating how the past two years have been some of the most challenging of our lifetimes, but that doesn’t make it any less true. And, it times like these, it is easy to get down or even give up. On that note, [...]

Rozeman: Critical Race Theory: Race should not be a divider

Earlier this month, much attention in the Virginia governor’s race was given to the issue of critical race theory in our schools and workplaces. This approach to race relations is based on judging people totally by their racial identity rather than by individual character, behavior, and merit. Critical race theory is based on the foundation [...]

Ramsey: The benefits of a generous spirit

Did you know studies have shown that simple acts of kindness and generosity can relieve pain? They can also boost your immune system and help your heart. And they’re good for business, too. Success is a result of having a generous spirit toward those who help you win. It attracts talented, passionate people who care [...]

LSU professor offers insight into oil release from U.s. Reserve

BATON ROUGE – As gas prices continue to rise, the Federal Government announced the Department of Energy will release 50 million barrels of oil held in the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Customers could see the effects of this at the pump in the next few months. LSU Associate Research Professor in the Center for Energy [...]

BIZ. December 2021 e-Edition

The electronic page-turn version of the December 2021 BIZ. Magazine.