Top 100 private companies

Top 100 private companies

It was a booming year for industry-related companies, which account for 28 spots in the rankings and $5.23 billion in revenue.
 

The apple pie mutual fund

Louisiana could soon be the first state to push its retirement savings into a self-styled, terror-free index, but money managers warn the financial losses could outweigh the moral message.
 

Not your average lame duck

Depending on how Gov. Blanco uses her veto pen in the next few days, she could leave a massive mark -- or put the next governor in a big financial hole.
 

Ignorance isn’t bliss

Homeowners who moved into the Springlake and Fairhill subdivisions are finding out the hard way their neighborhoods will be next to a Wal-Mart Supercenter. And the familiar NIMBY complaints are coming out.
 

I’m tired of these national lists

Gov. Blanco and the legislature won't be able to celebrate getting Louisiana off the bottom of all the national lists. It's up to voters to make sure that our next governor and the new crop of legislators make the change. Also: slush plus, community suffers from poor schools, CAMD is a missed opportunity, salute to the Top 100 and the countdown to the 25th anniversary of Business Report continues.
 

The flavor of Louisiana

From coffee to fish fry, local companies provide a taste of the state’s culinary prowess.
  Keep on truckin’

Keep on truckin’

Local truck sales remain strong despite declining numbers nationally.
  This old house

This old house

Historical tourism, which took a pounding from the 2005 hurricanes, is still not back to normal.
 

Hall of shame

Multiple investigations into bribery, kickbacks and abuses of power cement Louisiana’s reputation as a political cesspool.
  They’ve got your number

They’ve got your number

A Baton Rouge-based emergency notification company makes a name for itself by keeping you safe.
  Experiments in design

Experiments in design

Local architects refine their niche as laboratory experts with their work on Grand Isle’s Marine Research Center.
  Patent pendulum

Patent pendulum

A series of Supreme Court rulings are starting to swing against patent holders.
  Life’s a beach

Life’s a beach

It’s a buyer’s market for those interested in a condo on the Alabama or Florida gulf coasts.
  A method to their madness

A method to their madness

Baton Rouge-based TraceSecurity helps other businesses recognize flaws in their data security—by breaking into their systems and stealing their most vital information.
  Bang for the buck

Bang for the buck

Once-rural Baton Rouge development seeing healthy growth with buyers flocking to the area.
  Crescent City connection

Crescent City connection

Many New Orleans businesses that have relocated to or opened locations in Baton Rouge are experiencing success.
 

Metro Council does the political shuffle

At least three members of the Metro Council are running for the state House of Representatives, and one is running for state agriculture commissioner.
 

Moving up

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Company News

July 17 issue
 

Letters

July 17 issue
  High in fiber

High in fiber

EATEL’s fiber optics network makes gains on its home turf since being rousted from East Baton Rouge Parish.
  Charging up

Charging up

DEMCO’s growth over the past decade reflects that of the area in which it serves.
  ‘The perfect storm’

‘The perfect storm’

Industry-related companies continue to thrive two years after hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
 

As the pages turn

The local market for print publications seems to change almost as fast as the metro area’s many lifestyle magazines and tabloids come out.
 

The green house

A Baton Rouge homeowner blazes a lonely trail to eco-friendly renovation.
  We’re all ears

We’re all ears

A corn craze seizes Louisiana farmers, but ethanol’s future may lie in indigenous crops.
  Word of mouth 2.0

Word of mouth 2.0

There are business perks that come with online sites like MySpace and Facebook.
  A little help

A little help

Microloans—loans ranging from $2,000 to $25,000—provide short-term assistance to small business owners.
  Tip for t(h)at?

Tip for t(h)at?

Working for tips can be risky, but it’s all part of the employment gamble.
  ‘What he’s having’

‘What he’s having’

Pollster, author, wife and mother Kellyanne Conway talks about today’s working woman and how she turned a movie quote into $3,500.
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