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Helping Businesses Get Back On Solid Ground

Aug 26, 2016
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.

What Will Baton Rouge Be When It Grows Up?

Jan 26, 2016
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.”

Business-backed candidates secured a new 5-to-4 majority on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board last Saturday.

FuturePAC, which is affiliated with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, put up about $50,000 for candidates in these school board elections. BRAC CEO Adam Knapp discusses what business interests are investing in.


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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".


Jim talks with Baton Rouge Area Chamber President Adam Knapp about economic development hits and misses in 2012, and projections for 2013.

QBQ founder John Miller talks about his latest book, "Parenting the QBQ Way."

Musician Martin Flanagan, who says he is the illegitimate son of legendary country music star Hank Williams, stops by. Martin performs Dec. 15 at the Red Dragon in Baton Rouge.