Governors gather for National Governor’s Conference – National Summit on State Cybersecurity

In the backyard of our very own Cyber Innovation Center, governors from around the country are gathered in Shreveport-Bossier for the National Governor’s Conference – National Summit on State Cybersecurity. Gov. John Bel Edwards currently serves as co-chairman of the National Governors Association’s Resource Center for State Cybersecurity and brought the summit to his home […]

Bossier City’s Dr. Bob and Mary Cunningham Commit $150,000 to Support Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business

RUSTON, La.—Dr. Bob and Mary Cunningham, of Bossier City, have made a $150,000 gift to benefit Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business. Part of the University’s “Forever Loyal” Campaign, their gift provides support for the Dr. Bob and Mary Cunningham Scholarship Fund, building and technology upgrades, and programming within the College.    “We’re eternally grateful […]

Grind Capital, La. Tech send Defense & Aerospace startup to Air Force Inaugural Pitch Day, collaborate to build solutions for United States Air Force

Grind Capital is a seed-stage innovation fund collaborating with Louisiana Tech University, Duke Angel Network, and AFWERX focusing on technologies with applications in the defense industry that also have private sector commercial applications in the following sectors: Cybersecurity, Defense & Aerospace, Critical Infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR, Robotics, IoT, Telecommunications, CIS/MIS, BI/Analytics, Manufacturing Automation, BioTech/BioMed, NanoTech, […]

2016 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday

Louisiana shoppers receive sales tax discount August 5 & 6 BATON ROUGE – Families shopping for back-t0-school supplies, electronics, furniture and most other retail items will save money during the 2016 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6. During these two days, purchases of most items of tangible personal property […]

Annual Tax Holidays

1.Annual Sales Tax Holiday-This sales tax holiday occurs annually during the first full weekend of August.  In 2016, the sales tax holiday will subject items to a 3% state sales tax rate, so sellers should collect 3% sales tax on applicable items.  This will be a “partial sales tax holiday” from 2% of the state sales tax. […]

Revenue measures from the 2016 La. Special Session

Revenue Bills Passed  Increase Louisiana’s 4-cent sales tax by an additional “clean” penny. Revenue raised: $215 million for 2016 and $883 million annually. House Bill 62. Eliminate state sales tax exemptions, including a number of business exemptions, by “cleaning” four pennies of existing state sales tax. Revenue raised: $80 million for this year’s budget and $400 million annually. […]