LCMI Announces Annual Conference Date

  June 23, 2016 LCMI Announces Annual Conference Date Baton Rouge, LA (June 23, 2016) – The Louisiana Chemical Manufacturing Initiative (LCMI) today announced that their Annual Conference will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel. The Conference will feature several keynote speakers and …

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Talking Collaboration

New chemical industry group convenes in Gonzales to discuss federal funding and workforce needs. Sam Barnes May 10, 2016 | Business A GREAT START: Matt Erskine, deputy assistant secretary of commerce and COO of the U.S. Economic Development Administration called the group “inspiring.” (Photos by Sam Barnes) A newly designated consortium …

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LCMI hosts Federal Officials

  April 19, 2016 Yesterday, the Louisiana Chemical Manufacturing Initiative hosted the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and COO for the Economic Development Administration, Matt Erskine and Co-Chairman of the Delta Regional Authority, Chris Masingill. LCMI represents the only chemical focused manufacturing community amongst 24 Investing in Manufacturing Communities  Partnerships …

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GBRIA says demand for welders, pipefitters and instrument and electrical technicians remains strong in Baton Rouge region

Courtesy: Baton Rouge Business Report Alexandria Burris | @allyburris March 3, 2016 As many as 25,000 workers may be needed to construction employment opportunities in the greater Baton Rouge area through June 2017, according to the new labor forecast from the Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Inc. Welders, pipefitters and …

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Overwhelming Response by Cities across the Country to U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge

Monday, February 8, 2016 WASHINGTON – Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today that seventy-seven cities have submitted applications for the first-of-its-kind U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge.  Medium-sized cities from across the country from Reno to Rochester and Anchorage to Albuquerque represent the depth and breadth of this Challenge.  …

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Federal Railroad Administration Awards Louisiana $1.1 Million to Increase Safety at Rail Crossings Along 6-Mile Route in Baton Rouge

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Part of agency’s comprehensive campaign to reduce fatalities at railroad crossings BATON ROUGE, La. – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today awarded a $1.1 million grant to the State of Louisiana to increase safety at railroad crossings along six miles of Kansas City Southern tracks from …

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