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I-20 Rehabilitation Project Bossier & Caddo Parishes

September 14, 2023

Project begins Monday, Sept. 18 The I-20 rehabilitation project will fully remove and replace the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-20 from near Hamilton Road to Industrial Drive in Bossier City. The project also includes extensive pavement repair work from Pines Road to Market Street in Shreveport, and on the eastern end of the project…

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DOTD to hold press conference regarding start of major I-20 rehabilitation project

September 1, 2023

I-20 Project to Begin Soon Contact: Erin Buchanan Public Information Officer (318) 549-8402 – office (318) 347-2076 – mobile WHO: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), Bossier Chamber of Commerce, City of Bossier City WHAT: Announcement of start date, other details for major rehabilitation project on Interstate 20 through Bossier City, sections of…

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Legislative changes are coming

August 15, 2023

The Shreveport Shakeup There are 144 members of the Louisiana Legislature – 105 House members and 39 senators. Of those, 31% are Democrats and 68% are Republicans. Seven senators and 15 representatives are term-limited and could not seek reelection Term limits alone would produce a 21 percent turnover between now and the next legislative session.…

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Louisiana Businesses and Residents Affected by the Severe Storms and Straight-Line Winds

August 15, 2023

If you are located in a declared disaster area, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Louisiana businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and straight-line winds that occurred June 10 – 18, announced Administrator Isabella Casillas…

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State tax relief available for businesses affected by severe weather and power outages

June 30, 2023

Tax filing and payment extension to businesses Post intro here. The Louisiana Department of Revenue is granting an automatic tax filing and payment extension to businesses in 21 Louisiana parishes affected by severe weather and power outages this month. The extension is available to businesses whose primary locations, critical tax records or paid tax preparers…

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DOTD provides update on funding for Jimmie Davis Bridge project

June 20, 2023

Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development provided an update on the funding for the Jimmie Davis Bridge (LA 511) replacement project in Caddo & Bossier Parishes. Despite changes to House Bill 2 in the 2023 Regular Legislative Session, which removed a portion of the state general obligation bond funding anticipated for the Jimmie…

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Bossier Chamber signs onto Immigration letter to Congress

April 18, 2023

U.S. Chamber leads immigration reform discussion From the U.S. Chamber Our nation’s border security and legal immigration systems are broken. Our legal immigration system has been outdated for decades, which has directly contributed to the significant security challenges on our southern border. Millions of people cross into the country illegally, while those seeking to lawfully…

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Contract awarded for Jimmie Davis Bridge project

April 12, 2023

BATON ROUGE – Following the Feb. 28, 2023, opening of price proposals for the Jimmie Davis Bridge (LA 511) design-build project in Bossier and Caddo parishes, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has thoroughly evaluated the cost proposal and has decided to award the contract to James Construction Group, LLC. Of the two…

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We’re saluting our community heroes

April 11, 2023

Our second annual breakfast event, Salute to Community Heroes, presented by Willis-Knighton Health System, is scheduled for May 11, 2023 at Margaritaville Resort Casino. Our keynote speaker is Cordell Williams of the Louisiana State Police. We will honor our community heroes from multiple sectors within our community like healthcare as well as first responders, military,…

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Bossier Chamber of Commerce Hosts Luncheon in Plain Dealing

February 15, 2023

The Bossier Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of Bossier Parish, is hosting two focus groups in the Plain Dealing community in the coming months. The first focus group session will be a luncheon on Feb. 21 from 12 -1 p.m. at the Plain Dealing Community Center. Lunch will be served and is free for attendees,…

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