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The exclusive electronic version of the December 2022 BIZ. Magazine.

Leaderboard: LSUS faculty and students honored, Dr. Ghali gets award, Community Renewal wins $1M

LSU Shreveport Faculty, students honored at Louisiana School Psychological Association’s Annual Conference Faculty, staff, and alumni represented LSU Shreveport at the Louisiana School Psychological Association’s annual conference.   The LSPA hosted the annual conference in Lafayette, Louisiana with the theme of “Remember Your Why.” Conference events included regional roundtables, speaker sessions, a student poster symposium, [...]

Leaderboard: CIC VP to serve as Honorary Commander at Barksdale

Kevin Nolten, Cyber Innovation Center vice president, has been selected to serve as an honorary commander in the Barksdale Air Force Base Honorary Commanders Program. The United States Air Force developed the Honorary Commanders program to allow community participants to become more aware of the Air Force mission and the mission of the many of [...]

Leaderboard: AT&T expands fiber in the Haughton area to help close the digital divide

AT&T is continuing its efforts to close the digital divide and connect people wherever they live and work by expanding their award-winning fiber network to serve more residential and small business locations across Bossier City and the surrounding area. AT&T announced in early November new availability of AT&T Fiber in the Haughton area.  These new [...]

LSU analyzes 2022 holiday shopping forecast

As the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, stores around the country are bursting with items and holiday deals. The National Retail Federation predicts spending will be near $950 billion, even as inflation and higher prices weigh heavily on shoppers’ minds and bank accounts. LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice analyzes the numbers and [...]

Bossier, Shreveport Chambers to honor business community with annual meetings in January 2023

On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, the Bossier Chamber of Commerce will honor top business and community leaders as the organization celebrates 75 years of excellence in business. The event kicks off with a networking cocktail hour at 6 p.m., with the program beginning at 7 p.m., as the Chamber hosts approximately 400 business professionals at [...]

Gov. Edwards, CISA director celebrate opening of CYBER.ORG Range for cybersecurity education

On Monday, November 7, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Jen Easterly, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director, Craig Spohn, CYBER.ORG, Executive Director/ President, Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) and Kevin Nolten, Vice President, Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) all spoke at a ribbon cutting event celebrating the launch of a Louisiana-funded CYBER.ORG Range in Bossier City. [...]

U.S. Disinflation has started

The US consumer price data for October have reinforced the view that disinflation -the narrowing of the gap between observed inflation and the central bank's inflation target- has started. That conclusion seems clear as far as headline inflation is concerned -it has peaked in June- but we need confirmation that the decline in core inflation [...]

National Cancer Institute designation will require statewide collaboration

In late August, the new director of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center (LCRC), Dr. Joe W. Ramos, visited Northwest Louisiana as part of a statewide tour to help map out a vision for the center and its current consortium members. LCRC in New Orleans is a public-private partnership among LSU Health New Orleans, Tulane School [...]

Eliminate the state income tax? Answer isn’t cut and dry

As we round out 2022, many businesses are thinking about the end of their calendar/fiscal year, and their tax burdens here in the Bayou State. Unfortunately, some will decide it is just too costly to operate here. The Tax Foundation recently ranked Louisiana’s tax climate as the 12th worst in the country. Those in economic [...]

Pulling the curtain back on economic development

“Many people assume that if you have enough land then you can build anything. That is not necessarily true.” Rich Lamb is explaining the amount of effort it takes to land a major economic project.  “Any large-scale manufacturer (requires) a lot of infrastructure such as plentiful water, gas, power, transportation infrastructure…The site near Plain Dealing [...]

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