According to reports, CSRS, a Baton Rouge firm, was awarded a $1.2 million dollar, three year contract to manage the state of Mississippi's coastal conservation program. Presently, CSRS is also managing the Coastal Impact Assistance Program in Louisiana, and was highly recommended by Louisiana state employees. Under the contract, the Louisiana firm is expected to manage the State of Mississippi's CIAP.
According the reports, the Louisiana State University Board approved a consolidation or merger of the LSU Agriculture Center and LSU Agriculture College. The LSU President stated that the negotiations and plan to merge the two had been going on for awhile. Prior to this deal, the Center and College were two separate entities for nearly forty years. Under the current merger, the Center and the College will be consolidated such that both will be under one administration.
The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) has recently claimed Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell does not have the authority to approve and authorize an agreement between the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E) and private attorneys who represent them.
The expansion of business operations not only creates jobs and help churn the economy but also helps a business grow in a competitive market. Louisiana residents will find it interesting to learn the Governor Bobby Jindal recently announced that Dow Chemical Company plans on investing over one billion dollars to build two new plants in Louisiana. Further, Dow plans on making improvement at its existing manufacturing facility already in Louisiana.