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Louisiana Ranks 4th In US For Employment of Casino Employees

 

The American Gaming Association has announced that 19 casinos in Louisiana employ a total of 15,706 people on a permanent basis. Only Nevada, New Jersey, and Mississippi rank higher in the number of casino employees.

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Margaritaville Closing Biloxi, MS Casino After Only 2 Years

 

Bad news in the gambling community in Mississippi. Margaritaville Casino is closing its Biloxi location.

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BHP Billiton Donates More Than $10-million to YMCA of NWLA

BHP Billiton is making a $10.7-million donation to the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana for the development of the Red River Fitness & Natural Sciences Campus. It'll be located near Clyde Fant Parkway and East Preston Avenue.

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New Survey Shows Louisiana Is Small Business Friendly

New data released by Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, show Louisiana is one of the top states in the country for small businesses.

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Louisiana Startup Prize Draws Large Turn-Out

Some 70 entrepreneurs and dozens of investors are in Shreveport's Red River District this weekend for the first qualifying round of the Louisiana Startup Prize.  

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What Is Louisiana’s Biggest Money Making Company?

What do you think is Louisiana's largest company by revenue? Would you guess Dow Chemical of Baton Rouge? Possibly Bell Helicopter in Lafayette? Or maybe Shreveport's very own Schlumberger? Well, it's none of the above.

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Forecast For Louisiana: Accelerating Job Growth Now & in the Future

 

 

According to the experts Louisiana is expected to maintain 'strong job growth" in short- term as well as long-term employment. Growth is especially in strong in industrial construction, this from two occupational reports released Tuesday (06-10) by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

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Modular Building Company to Bring Jobs to South Shreveport

A company called Module X Solutions has announced plans to make a $7.4-million investment and create more than 350 new direct jobs at a 750-thousand square foot manufacturing facility on Benton-Kelly Road.

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Shreveport’s Great Raft Brewing Releasing First Bottled, Seasonal Beer

It's another first for the north Louisiana craft beer market. Great Raft is releasing its first bottled, seasonal beer during an event at the brewery's tasting room Saturday, June 7.

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Cohab of Shreveport – Bossier City Introduces Biz.Breakfast

Cohab of Shreveport - Bossier City continues to be the hub of entrepreneurial activity in the ArkLaTex. The same organization that most recently brought 'Pop Up' businesses to downtown's Red River District is kicking off its new networking program, Biz.Breakfast, Friday (6/6) morning.

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