Interestingly, the undertaking was to some large degree a validation of Richard Florida's suggestion that Pierre Bourdieu's notion of "cultural capital" isn't so bad after all. This project relied powerfully on the "special knowledge, skills, and education" manifested in the technical expertise, which was very significant, of the several state departments, and on the particular input of talented residents. Louisiana received "paid in full" from our "cultural capital," including architects Ike Capeville and Steve Losario who designed the premises and Gordon Linge and Jill Jeskin who conceptualized and designed the exhibit space. That "cultural capital" extended to the Louisiana crafts people and artist represented, including sculptor Kelly Guidry, storyteller Rose Anne St. Romain, weaver Gladys Clark, and potters David & Emily Wortman ' to name only a few. We at Donlon & Donlon, Consultants worked in the early phase to identify the cultural resources available for display at the welcome center.
Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu has begun to host conferences designed to identify the state's assets in "cultural capital" (the Cultural Economy Summit II is slated for Aug. 25), and the Department of Tourism has determined that marketing our unique, social and cultural tourism aspects is our best chance for economic growth. Certainly, the Atchafalaya Welcome Center is an elegant mechanism for communicating that message to visitors. We are delighted that the leadership has opted to enlarge on a good idea, and nurture the concept of local culture to other welcome centers.
A divided 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a Lafayette district judge’s ruling absolving the co-owner of a New Iberia accounting firm of liability in an embezzlement case.
Our View: It’s reasonable, temporary and invests in Lafayette’s future.
“I am only getting a little nervous about two projects — the proposed Sasol GTL facility [not the new ethylene plant] and the proposed G2X facility — both in Lake Charles. They need a hefty difference between oil and natural gas prices to make sense.”
Lower oil prices also might slow the growth of oil production in parts of the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because it will no longer be so profitable.
A Lafayette woman faces up to 20 years in prison for running up more than $1 million in unauthorized charges to her company credit card.
Signs that our state’s banking industry is undergoing a downsizing in 2014 were further confirmed today with the FDIC’s latest figures showing a third straight quarter in which Louisiana lost more banks and earned less money.
State police say a 47-year-old Lafayette man, who collected more than $83,000 in disability benefits, is accused of operating two businesses out of his home at a time when he claimed he had no income.
Facing opposition from a powerful industry, the governor and many in the Legislature, a New Orleans-area flood board's lawsuit against dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies seemed doomed early on.
Thursday’s explosion aboard an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico is now under investigation by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
Money from the first and only settlement so far in a Louisiana flood board's lawsuit against dozens of energy companies will be placed in a special account dedicated to coastal restoration.
BP is heading to a federal appeals court in its effort to oust the administrator of damage settlement claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The 59-41 Senate vote was one shy short of the 60 needed to clear the House-passed measure.
Spot bonuses to employees who go above and beyond on projects one of several reasons national mag calls BR-based biz bank a cool place to work.
The Director Search Committee interviewed the five men still in the running via video last week and is set to trim the field this week.
Telecom’s decision to halt deployment to more than 100 cities while it awaits net-neutrality rules appears to be little more than a temper tantrum.
Environmental (and political) junkies got a double fix when The Lens hosted a discussion between its environmental writer and the lead attorney in the levee board suit.
Follow The IND to hear Lens environmental reporter Bob Marshall's interview with Gladstone Jones, the lead attorney in the lawsuit against the oil and gas companies for coastal damages.
The $35B deal leaves the burning question about what it will mean for the thousands of these two service giants' local employees.
Broussard & David set up shop at the corner of Jefferson and Vermilion.
in light of falling oil prices, Forbes asks, “Will there be more?”
Lake Charles lets Acadiana companies in on the action as our neighbor to the west prepares for unprecedented growth.
A new study analyzes the state of the Lake Charles region and the impact 19 industrial projects will have on residents.
A U.S. magistrate judge calls “garbage” on behavior of attorneys for Progressive Waste Solutions.
The Lafayette food truck scene is slowing down but not stopping.
Lake-area financial institutions seeing green.