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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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Louisiana’s Film & TV Show Production Schedule Is Sizzling This Summer

The Louisiana Film Commission has a lot cooking this summer including productions of  "Jurassic Park 4," "NCIS New Orleans," Don't Mess With Texas" (co-starring New Orleans native Reese Witherspoon) and Nicolas Cage's latest project "The Runner."

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Louisiana Job Connection Launches This Summer

A new, free website from Louisiana Economic Development is designed to match Louisiana employers with qualified job-seekers.

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Benton Farmers’ Market Opens This Weekend

North Bossier has a farmers' market all its own. The Benton Farmers' Market opens for business Sunday, June 1.

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Bob Marley’s Estate Settles With Louisiana Based Chicken Chain

The legal dispute between Bob Marley’s estate and Raising Cane’s has been resolved. The issue was centered around the chicken chain’s use of the slogan “One Love,” which also happens to be the title of one of the late Jamaican reggae star’s biggest hits.

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