For years, The Pelican Institute has been warning citizens in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and elsewhere about red light traffic cameras and how they may not be what they seem. They may not be as safe as previously thought, they may not be constitutional, they were ripe for corruption, but the one thing every…
No viable enterprise would hope to operate at a profit with the extremely inefficient procedures currently used by Amtrak.
Louisiana’s natural gas has given the state an economic advantage over its neighbors, but the implementation of a thriving natural gas economy is still in its infancy.
Once the initial government subsidies end, states would be left to pay for the mammoth costs of a higher-speed version of the failing Amtrak model.
The debate over whether to build a high-speed rail line spanning 80 miles between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is heating up.
Don Briggs: We can overcome many of our economic woes simply by allowing American oil and gas businesses to flourish.
“The simple solution is to stop imposing federal boondoggles on the states and let them determine their needs for expanded rail networks.”
New Orleans was “Gateway to the Americas” before being surpassed by other Sun Belt cities
NEW ORLEANS – On Wednesday, Louisiana’s Senate trade task force hosted two Louisiana State University economists for their second public meeting and debated how to promote international trade from the state level. With only four monthly meetings left before dissolution and an eye for next year’s legislative session, time is limited. However, the task force’s sponsor, Senator Conrad Appel (R – 9th District), expressed confidence that “everyone involved is enthusiastic,” as he described the committee’s goals.
Trade Summit signals Louisiana-Honduras relationship set to bloom
NEW ORLEANS—Nine days after President Lobo Sosa’s September 7th visit, Louisiana’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted an Honduran delegation to promote an array of trade opportunities between the two regions. Mayra Pineda, president of the Chamber and sister of the Honduran president, introduced approximately 50 guests to an influential and passionate line-up of speakers.
Boustany and Cao highlight opportunities for state and call for aggressive action to resolve trade agreements
NEW ORLEANS – On Wednesday representatives Charles Boustany (R – La.) and Joseph Cao (R – La.) met with members of the Chinese embassy to promote what they believe to be the mutually beneficial opportunities of open trade. Approximately sixty individuals, including community and commercial leaders, shared in the half-day seminar, “China Business 2010: Expanding Opportunities for Louisiana Companies,” at the Port of New Orleans.