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Economic Trend Lines for a Changing Jefferson Parish

Dec 8, 2016

On Tuesday, December 6, Jerry Bologna (JEDCO President & CEO) and Robert Edgecombe (GCR, Inc. Urban Planner and Consultant) spoke at a BGR Breakfast Briefing in Jefferson Parish.

Edgecombe presented Jefferson Parish demographic trends in relation to regional and statewide trends. Bologna followed with JEDCO’s plans to respond to those trends with new housing, transportation, and employment strategies. Both focused on five growing industry clusters that offer economic development opportunities to the parish.

BGR Membership Elects New Directors to Board

Nov 30, 2016

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research elected seven new directors at the organization’s annual members’ meeting, held at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel.

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BGR Provides Framework for Report on Convention Center

Nov 10, 2016

Released in 2015, BGR’s report The $1 Billion Question: Do the Tax Dedications in New Orleans Make Sense? serves as a critical fact base for Lee Zurik’s Finding the Funds. The investigative series looks into Convention Center taxes. For BGR’s complete analysis, read The $1 Billion Question.

In July 2016, the national Governmental Research Association gave BGR the Most Distinguished Research award for The $1 Billion Question. The report provides a first-ever comprehensive view of where local tax revenues go.
Click to watch Part 1 of Finding the Funds now.

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