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New Technology company opens in Baton Rouge, offering more than 200 jobs

October 2, 2014

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -A technology company based in Bangalore, India is opening what the company’s CEO calls its “second home” in Baton Rouge. Stixis Technologies is opening its first U.S. development center at the Louisiana Technology Park on Florida Boulevard.

PAC backs 4 incumbents, 4 challengers in East Baton Rouge school board elections

September 25, 2014

A political action committee, formed by Baton Rouge businessman Lane Grigsby and others, is backing mostly new faces along with a few incumbents in this year’s East Baton Rouge school board election.

NFR BioEnergy to start $312 million sugar refinery project across South Louisiana

September 8, 2014

NFR BioEnergy CT LLC announced a $312 million energy project to install biorefineries at more than 10 sugar refining hubs across South Louisiana.

Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week continues collaborative programming, introduces new events

September 6, 2014

The fourth annual Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week will kick off in November with a host of programming aimed at showcasing innovation and best practices in entrepreneurship.

Livingston has first site certified as development ready through LED program

September 2, 2014

A 93-acre site in Livingston Parish has become the first parcel of land in the parish certified as development ready through a program of Louisiana Economic Development, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Livingston Economic Development Council announced this morning.

BRAC, Cox to host Tech Tuesday in North Blvd. Town Square Aug. 19

August 6, 2014

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Cox Business are hosting Tech Tuesday on Aug. 19 in North boulevard Town Square at 5:30 p.m.

Knapp: Failed schools bills aside, ‘many positive outcomes’ from legislative session

June 5, 2014

Despite the failure of education bills to restructure the East Baton Rouge Parish School System and reduce the number of its board members during this legislative session, BRAC highlights the passage of many other bills it lobbied for regarding crime prevention, small business and workforce development in a recap of the session released this morning.

Knapp says reform must now come from within EBR school system

June 4, 2014

What’s next for school reform in East Baton Rouge Parish? In the final weeks of the session, the Legislature shot down bills that would have decreased the size of the school board and increased the authority of school principals to make budgetary and hiring decisions.

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