economy http://wrkf.org en Report: Wages Stagnant, Unemployment on the Rise in La. http://wrkf.org/post/report-wages-stagnant-unemployment-rise-la <p>A recent study by the <a href="http://www.labudget.org/lbp/">Louisiana Budget Project</a> gives a snapshot of the state’s economy from the perspective of the workers themselves.</p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 15825 at http://wrkf.org Report: Wages Stagnant, Unemployment on the Rise in La. Study Says Louisiana Faces Stagnant Wages, Rising Unemployment http://wrkf.org/post/study-says-louisiana-faces-stagnant-wages-rising-unemployment <p>A <a href="http://www.labudget.org/lbp/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/SOWL.pdf?utm_source=State+of+Working+Louisiana&amp;utm_campaign=State+of+Working+Louisiana&amp;utm_medium=email">report</a> released Thursday by the Louisiana Budget Project says although worker productivity in the state is at an all-time high, wages remain stagnant and unemployment is on the rise.</p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:32:28 +0000 Ashley Westerman 15434 at http://wrkf.org Hurricane Katrina Report: Economic Ups And Downs 8 Years Later http://wrkf.org/post/hurricane-katrina-report-economic-ups-and-downs-8-years-later <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2013/08/FlemingK8IndexWEB.mp3" class="asset-audio">Community Data Center Chief Demographer Allison Plyer reviews the latest report.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been eight years this month since Hurricane Katrina. The <a href="http://www.gnocdc.org/" target="_blank">Greater New Orleans Community Data Center</a> has been measuring data to see how far the recovery has come, and where the city is heading.</span><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:59:23 +0000 Eileen Fleming 14748 at http://wrkf.org Hurricane Katrina Report: Economic Ups And Downs 8 Years Later TUESDAY: Economist Ray Keating, Historian Michael Fullilove, Author Peter Lance http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-economist-ray-keating-historian-michael-fullilove-author-peter-lance <p>Economist Ray Keating, with the <a href="http://sbecouncil.org" target="_blank">Small Business Entrepreneurship Council</a>, talks about the nation's economic environment for small business.</p><p>Historian &amp; author <a href="http://michaelfullilove.com" target="_blank">Michael Fullilove </a>discusses his book, "Rendezvous With Destiny", about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and World War II.</p><p>Investigative writer <a href="http://peterlance.com" target="_blank">Peter Lance </a>on his book, "Deal With The Devil: The FBI's Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer"</p><p></p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:47:44 +0000 Jim Engster 13072 at http://wrkf.org BR Hotels Rake In $2.54 Million Over Super Bowl Weekend http://wrkf.org/post/br-hotels-rake-254-million-over-super-bowl-weekend <p>Super Bowl XLVIIgenerated a major boost for Baton Rouge tourism. That’s according to Smith Travel Research, which tracks hotel occupancy nationwide, and capital city tourism officials are pleased with the numbers.<br> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:37:59 +0000 Ashley Westerman 6509 at http://wrkf.org BR Gets Tourism Bump From Super Bowl Spill-Over http://wrkf.org/post/br-gets-tourism-bump-super-bowl-spill-over <p>Preliminary data from the <a href="http://www.neworleansonline.com/notmc/aboutus.html">New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation</a> shows Super Bowl XLVII brought an estimated 150,000 visitors to New Orleans, and is expected to rake in an estimated $432 million for the city’s economy.</p><p>Just about 80 miles up the road here in the capital city, tourism spill-over from the Super Bowl-boom gave Baton Rouge a bit of an economic bump as well.</p><p><a href="http://www.visitbatonrouge.com/">Visit Baton Rouge</a> President and CEO Paul Arrigo says Baton Rouge started planning for Super Bowl 2013 in 2009, when New Orleans was initially chosen for the site.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:42:05 +0000 Ashley Westerman 5701 at http://wrkf.org BR Gets Tourism Bump From Super Bowl Spill-Over Veteran Economist Jim Richardson; Politico Reporter Ginger Gibson; Actress Shanna Forretsall http://wrkf.org/post/veteran-economist-jim-richardson-politico-reporter-ginger-gibson-actress-shanna-forretsall-0 <p>Jim Richardson, veteran economist and member of the Revenue Estimating Conference, has his pulse on Baton Rouge's work force and tells Jim why there aren't enough skilled workers in our community.</p><p>LSU alum and Politico reporter Ginger Gibson discusses news from the Romney campaign trail.</p><p>Actress and Gonzales native Shanna Forrestall talks with Jim about Louisiana's growing film industry and her upcoming movie.</p><p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 18:05:07 +0000 Jim Engster 7007 at http://wrkf.org