Lafayette Parish taxable sales in 2012 were $5.71 billion, 6.5 percent more than 2011 and 5.7 percent higher than the previous record set in 2008.

John Finley, head of the LSU AgCenter department of food science, said the industry represents a major economic sector for Louisiana with significant growth potential.

South side mall returns to its original name amid multi-million-dollar renovation.
The McIhenny Company CEO died Saturday at his home in New Orleans of an apparent heart attack.
Once again, IND Monthly and ABiz will recognize the best in local residential and commercial architecture and design.
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