Author: New Orleans Magazine Site Staff

Business news from around the state

Recent business news has ranged from word of a major steel production plant to the opening of more hotel rooms to new manufacturing partnerships. Here are a few highlights. Heavy metalCONVENT — St. James Parish is the beneficiary of a…

Business news from around the state

Real estate deals, federal contracts and cruise line expansions are fueling business growth around Louisiana. Here are some snapshots of recent action.Bedico Creek project revives in St. TammanyST. TAMMANY PARISH –– A big residential and recreation development that has been…

Business news from around the state

Jobs have been the stuff of headlines around the state as companies implemented expansion plans.Auto maker ups and downs in north LouisianaNORTH LOUISIANA — Some 900 workers at the General Motors plant in Shreveport got a dose of good news…

Business news from around the state

Some economists say it’s time to stick a fork in the recession –– it’s done! –– but others aren’t so sure. The picture remains mixed in Louisiana, but in general, the economy has held up better here than elsewhere. Here…

James Burton

Shreveport guitarist’s gigs include Elvis and Fats.

Wins, not Winds: A Guide to Louisiana Football

If college football in Louisiana were a hurricane, we could describe its intensity as being a Category 5.Ah, Louisiana: a state where football is king, home of a high school athletic association that has five classifications when it could get…

Sustainable Recovery

Just a few years ago it would have seemed preposterous: the idea that a modest New Orleans neighborhood could help teach the world how to build sustainable, affordable housing. Today the thought is not at all far-fetched. Credit for the…

Green Law

Sad but true: In rankings designed to reflect environmental sensitivity among states, Louisiana often has found itself in the single digits. In the past few years, though, the state has shown progress in climbing into more respectable ecological territory. Through…

Pigskin with Spice

National Football League camps opened with 123 players from Louisiana. Nearly half of these professional prospects and veterans competed at a Louisiana university. As the 2007 collegiate season unfolds, fans will see a new batch of talent emerge from the…

a louisiana life: Paul McIlhenny

It’s an adage of the business world that the public image of a corporation is a reflection of the person in the corner office. In the case of the McIlhenny Company of New Iberia, the theory holds water.Paul McIlhenny looks,…