July 20, 2015
Guest Column by Renee Amar
LABI Director, Small Business; Director, Healthcare, Deputy, Political Action Committee
A scientific opinion poll released last week shows many Louisiana small employers offer a variety... (Continue)
July 13, 2015
Knowledge is power, but as Albert Einstein once said, “information is not knowledge.”
This week, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) will release its 2015 scorecard for... (Continue)
July 6, 2015
Are we really a “government of laws, not of men” as John Adams once famously said?
Several instances over the last few weeks reminded us clearly that it... (Continue)
June 29, 2015
Guest Column by Jim Patterson
LABI Vice President, Government Relations; Director, Taxation and Finance; Director, Employee Relations; Executive Director, Louisiana Right-to-Work Committee
Taxing business inventory was a major issue during... (Continue)
June 22, 2015
It was a good weekend to be a dad.
The weather was nice, the U.S. Open was on TV and it was Father’s Day weekend. My boys... (Continue)
June 16, 2015
Much has been said about the recently concluded 2015 legislative session, though not much of it has been positive. The predominant message coming out of this two-month saga is simply "thank... (Continue)
June 8, 2015
A message to the Louisiana employers out there: Thank you for what you do to make this state great.
Much has been discussed over the last two months about... (Continue)
June 1, 2015
Does the law of economics work the same for cigarettes as it does for inventory?
This question is critical to determine how much damage may be done to Louisiana&rsquo... (Continue)
May 26, 2015
A coalition of 48 U.S. Senate Republicans and 14 Democrats made an important step toward moving our nation’s trade agenda forward last week when they voted for the Bipartisan... (Continue)
May 18, 2015
Guest Column by Terry Baugh
LABI Board Member and Chair of LABI's Trade, Transportation and Tourism Council
As I have written before, it offends me when Louisiana businesses are... (Continue)
May 11, 2015
Last Thursday was quite a taxing day in the Louisiana Legislature.
Not in the sense of being long and tiresome, rather, it was taxing in the sense that many votes... (Continue)
May 5, 2015
Should government collect membership dues for a private lobbying organization?
Imagine the reaction from journalists across the country if the law required the government to collect membership dues from public... (Continue)
April 27, 2015
A good reputation is hard to earn, but often easy to lose. A bad reputation is the exact opposite.
Over time, Louisiana has earned a national reputation as... (Continue)
April 21, 2015
If the old saying is true that the numbers don’t lie, then the story of this year’s legislative session is quantifiably easy to tell. The 144 members... (Continue)
April 13, 2015
Louisiana’s residents have always enjoyed having fun on the water in the Sportsman’s Paradise, but a new study shows that more of our people can enjoy... (Continue)
April 6, 2015
A Joint Column by Stephen Waguespack, president, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), and Dr. Monty Sullivan, president, Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS)
To meet the demands... (Continue)
March 30, 2015
It was a chamber of commerce weather weekend.
All throughout Louisiana, the sunshine, nice temperatures and clear skies replaced the rain that had saturated most of the state over the... (Continue)
March 23, 2015
Well, that didn’t last long.
With my NCAA March Madness bracket already destroyed and the talented but unpredictable LSU basketball team abruptly ending their season after coughing up... (Continue)
March 16, 2015
Those that stay one step ahead of the game are best able to avoid falling two steps behind the competition.
Currently, the New Orleans Saints are trying to exemplify... (Continue)
March 9, 2015
There are two states of Louisiana right now.
One Louisiana is the private sector economy. This state is on the verge of sustainable growth not seen in generations. As I... (Continue)