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Louisiana: Climbing the business and economic development charts (Area Development Magazine)

March 22, 2015 by  
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From the Port of New Orleans to the manufacturing facilities of the Shreveport area, Louisiana has been experiencing tremendous economic growth at a time when much of the nation has remained stagnant. Manufacturing, energy, transportation, and agribusiness continue to lead the state’s economy, while software development and biotech are blossoming into important sectors. Louisiana has […]

Front line: Preparing for take-off in the drone industry (Area Development)

March 22, 2015 by  
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As drones become smaller, more affordable, and easier to operate, they’re being eyed for use in everything from agriculture to construction and real estate. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says there could be 30,000 of them in American skies by 2020, and according to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the business of […]

5 things to know before investing in business startups (Foxbusiness.com)

March 22, 2015 by  
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According to the Small Business Administration, approximately 500,000 new businesses are started every year in the United States. Because it can be difficult to obtain financing, small-business entrepreneurs often turn to friends, family or acquaintances for funding. If you find yourself with the opportunity to invest in a business startup, tread carefully. Think about liability, […]

Digging Deep: Belk upgrades databases to prepare for growth (STORES Magazine)

March 22, 2015 by  
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The core principles of retailing may remain the same but the methods by which retailers must reach out to customers are constantly evolving. As the need for real-time analytics and customer information grows more important, retailers need robust systems to manage the ever-expanding volumes of data. Based in Charlotte, N.C., Belk is one of the […]

Will drones fly in retail? The sky’s not the only limit (STORES Magazine)

March 22, 2015 by  
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Once reserved for sci-fi movies and high-tech war efforts, drones are quickly becoming part of the broader landscape. Amazon made headlines with its plans to make deliveries via drone, but there’s an entire world of opportunity beyond that. Drones can help retailers in ways they’ve never imagined, from site selection and store design to security, […]

The Technology that Everyone Thinks is Evil Can do Good in Cities (Next City)

March 22, 2015 by  
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The Technology that Everyone Thinks is Evil Can do Good in Cities Next City Craig Guillot Forget war and surveillance, drones have better things to do A woman is walking alone to the subway after meeting a friend for dinner in an unfamiliar neighborhood. She is slightly lost and staring down at a slow-to-load map […]

Drones and sports: Can they work together? (Connect Magazine)

March 22, 2015 by  
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Drones and sports: Can they work together? Connect Magazine Craig Guillot Drones are slowly starting to become a more common site in our skies. The Federal Aviation Administration reports that there could be more than 7,500 in commercial operation within five years. Multiple industries are starting to recognize the potential, and in the world of […]

IGs on the Case (Internal Auditor)

March 22, 2015 by  
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IGs on the Case: Many state and local governments are setting up inspector general offices to root out corruption and waste Internal Auditor Magazine Craig Guillot In February, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was convicted in federal court on 20 charges of fraud including conspiracy to commit bribery and money laundering. The high-profile arrest […]

On the Rise (Internal Auditor)

March 22, 2015 by  
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On the Rise: Where are the “20 Under 30” promising internal audit professionals now? Internal Auditor Magazine Craig Guillot In June 2013, Internal Auditor highlighted 20 promising audit professionals in its “20 Under 30​” cover story. Members of The IIA’s American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners sifted through nominations and chose individuals they felt represented […]

Pre-fab gives $1 billion hospital job a big schedule boost (Engineering News-Record)

December 8, 2013 by  
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Engineering News-Record (McGraw Hill): An extensive prefabrication strategy aims to keep the $1-billion University Medical Center project in New Orleans on target to meet the project’s daunting scope and aggressive construction schedule. With more than 2 million sq ft of built space, the project for the state of Louisiana is one of the largest health […]

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