Adam Knapp

Sue Lincoln

“This is not the Katrina SBA.”

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet was in south Louisiana Thursday, helping turn attention to assistance for businesses impacted by the flood.

Sue Lincoln

Baton Rouge is the state capital, the home of LSU football, a hub for the petrochemical industry. But what does Baton Rouge want to be when it grows up?

Baton Rouge Area Chamber CEO Adam Knapp says for the region to continue to grow, it’s got to grow up – and fast.

“We know that companies and talent are going to choose to live in a place that they find attractive, and they find contemporary to what they see around the rest of the country.”

Executive Editor at Louisiana Business Inc., David Dodson talks with Jim about moving back to Baton Rouge after twenty-four years. He talks about his time living in Washington D.C. and Houston, as well as working external communications for TransCanada U.S. Pipelines West, also known as the Keystone Pipeline.

Baton Rouge Area Chamber President Adam Knapp talks with Jim about Senate Bill 636 created by BRAC, as well as the recent incorporation of the Mall of Louisiana by the city of Baton Rouge.

Author Earl Swift talks with Jim about his latest book Auto Biography which follows a felon motorhead as he attempts to restore a single 1957 Chevy from a rusted-out piece of junk to its former glory.

Pam Vinci and Joy Smith with the LSU Textile and Costume Museum talk with Jim about the latest happenings and upcoming events at the museum.

  

WEDNESDAY: BRAC's Adam Knapp, Author Rich Cohen

Jul 30, 2013
brac.org

Jim talks with Baton Rouge Area Chamber head Adam Knapp about the end of LA Swift bus service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Author Rich Cohen talks about his book, "Sugar Love: A Not-So-Sweet Story" and American's addiction to sugar.

Jim talks with Baton Rouge area Chamber President and CEO Adam Knapp about IBM's plans to build a service center in Baton Rouge; employing 800 people. Adam also talks about other economic development news.

Attorney's Emily Ziober and Ken Mayo discuss the importance of doing pro bono legal work for those that erstwhile could not afford representation. 

Economist Marina Adshade talks about her latest book, "Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influences Sex and Love".


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