TEDA's Board President, Mr. Chad Hebert, shows appreciation to Mr. Clarence Williams for his time served on the Board of Directors. Thank you Mr. Williams for your generous commitment of time, support and inspiration to TEDA.
About Offshore Europe 2017
Offshore Europe features over 56,000 attendees and offers Louisiana companies an opportunity to engage directly with international market leaders and innovative technology companies. As Europe’s leading energy and petroleum event, the conference attracts global audiences of engineers, technical specialists and industry leaders. The 2017 conference will be held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Center and is organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
STEP Grant Opportunity
LED’s STEP Grant will offer travel expense reimbursements of up to 75 percent for new-to-export companies and up to 50 percent for market-expansion companies, for total assistance of up to $2,500 per company for attending Offshore Europe.
Learn more about utilizing the STEP Grant for Offshore Europe by clicking here or by calling
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Terrebonne Economic Development Authority CEO Matthew Rookard outlined his organization’s plans for growing Terrebonne Parish’s economy Tuesday before the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce.
Registration begins June 26, 2017 and last day to register for class will be September 11, 2017.
The Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute, a partnership between Louisiana Economic Development, Louisiana Community & Technical College System and the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors offers small and emerging construction Businesses critical information about construction management and how to prepare for the Business Law parts of the contractors state licensing exam.
While tourism being one of the biggest industries in Louisiana is no surprise to anyone in the Bayou State, the state being named one of the top road trip state in the nation was a pleasant surprise for local tourism groups.
According to an annual report by wallethub.com, Louisiana is the fifth-best state for tourists to take road trips. The 50 states were ranked based on a number of factors divided into three overall categories: cost, safety and activities.
LendEDU recently released a report that highlighted the safest cities in Louisiana and Schriever, Bayou Blue, Bayou Cane and Gray all ranked as one of the safest.
Using licensed data, each city’s crime index was rated against the state and national average crime index.
The full report and a more detailed methodology can be found here: https://lendedu.com/blog/safest-cities-state/
Houma, Louisiana ranked as one of the best places in the United States to make more money and grow income according to LendEDU’s newest report.
Houma ranked #187 out of over 25,000 U.S. towns! Factors that were analyzed include income growth from 2000 to 2017 and forecasted income growth over the next five years.
The full report and methodology can be found here: https://lendedu.com/blog/250-cities-seeing-fastest-growth-household-income/
Houma ranked #442 in LendEDU’s newest report detailing the cities throughout the U.S. with the lowest average student debt balances.
The rankings for this report were developed by licensing Experian’s most recent financial data. More than 10,000 cities throughout the U.S. were analyzed for their average student debt balance. And, Houma ranked as having one of the lowest average student debt balances!
The full report and methodology can be found here:
A new casual craft pizza and beer restaurant will open in Houma late this summer offering pizza and panini, as well as gelato and craft beer.
Your Pie is set to open Aug. 1 at 1378 W. Tunnel Blvd. Aug. 1, across from the Plantation Inn, but Ricky Reaves, the owner and local entrepreneur, said he’s aiming to open a bit sooner.
Where Does Your State Stand?
Louisiana is #38
Effective Tax Rate: 0.71%
Average Home Value: $183,591
Average Property Tax: $1,302
Highest Average Metro Property Tax: New Orleans, $1,864
Total Single-Family Homes: 1,303,899
Total Property Taxes: $1,698,204,632
American homeowners paid property taxes totaling nearly $278 billion in 2016, according to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions, the nation's largest property database. That means that each of the country's 84 million single-family homeowners paid an average of $3,296 in property taxes, which amounts to an average 1.15% effective tax rate.
Not only is staying in shape entirely up to you, but choosing what city to live in is also in your control. LendEDU’s Best Cities for Staying in Shape report will help you make the right decision by blending those two choices together.
TEDA's Board President, Mr. Chad Hebert, shows appreciation to Mr. Kerry Chauvin for his time served as President on the Board of Directors. Thank you Kerry for your generous commitment of time, support and inspiration to TEDA.
Partnerships Drive SubChapter M Solutions
Unless you’ve been lost at sea for the last few years, you know about Subchapter M. You know the June publication of the U.S. Coast Guard’s regulations for ensuring minimum safety standards on tows and tugs, which will extend inspection requirements to the majority of these vessels for the first time, moved the long-awaited, and in some cases, dreaded program from the haze of eventually out into the cold light of day.
Seacor Marine LLC is set to take delivery of the 194’x32’x15′ aluminum fast support vessel Liam J. McCall from Franklin, La.-based Gulf Craft LLC. Designed by Incat Crowther, the new FSV is part of what Seacor calls its Express Plus-Plus Class FSVs. The Liam J. McCall has a 9.08′ draft and is designed to carry a crew of 16 and have passenger capacity for up to 58 offshore workers. Its mission is high-speed passenger and cargo transport and emergency evacuation.
For Nicole Reding, a native of Cut Off, opening a vintage re-sale clothing store in downtown Houma had been a dream she had been working toward for more than two years as she collected inventory at her home and struggled to find a location for her business.
Business executive J.J. Buquet, left, and ALS activist Steve Gleason, right, will be honored as Tulane University’s 2017 Entrepreneurs of the Year at the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards Gala on April 20 at the Audubon Tea Room. . (Buquet photo courtesy of the Buquet family; Gleason photo by Jackson Hill)
Nathan Parfait, owner of Martial Art Studio, came to the SBDC to seek assistance with his loan package. Nathan worked with the SBDC to do the financial projections and loan packaging that resulted in capital formation of $145,135 ($130,135 Loan and $15,000 Owner Investment). Since Martial Arts Studio has received funding, they have expanded their program to an After School and Summer Camp program, and increased their sales by $96,000. The business has also added a program for when kids are out of school (School Year camps). Overall Martial Arts Studio has impacted the local economy by adding 1 Full Time and 6 Part Time employees. During the summer Martial Arts Studio employed 20 Part Time employees for the summer camp.
This year they are opening their 2nd location in Thibodaux. The company is looking to hire another Full Time and 4 Part Time Employees. Parfait says, "When this location gets moving and we have a solid growth like the Houma location, we will open a third location in either Raceland or Morgan City."
Martial Art Studio
130 Alliance Court, Houma
BATON ROUGE – Job creation in Louisiana is showing considerable gains in key areas for the first time in more than a year, according to the most recent released data by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) for February 2017. See complete article below.
TERREBONNE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The latest job numbers for Louisiana's oil and gas show the industry is not bouncing back as quickly as expected.
The industry lost 1,800 jobs in January, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
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By Dan Boudreaux Staff Writer of the Houma Courier
Plans are underway to build a new community center and splash pad in Terrebonne's Village East neighborhood.
The project will cost around $875,000, and the money has already been allocated in parish government's 2017 operating budget.
The Parish Council voted tonight to move forward with the project.
Councilman John Navy said the project will give kids in and around east Houma who can't travel to other parts of the city something to do and allow them to stay active and out of trouble.
"We budgeted this thing for the community centers to try to have things for kids in all areas of the parish, especially for kids who can't go to other areas to enjoy those things," Navy said. "Bayou Black has a splash pad, so what we did was try to have something like that for all those kids out in the Village East area and surrounding areas that have nothing to do."
Navy said measures to give children something constructive to do are a major focus for him as a councilman and he hopes they will benefit the entire parish.
"We want to be able to provide some kind of quality-of-life project for our kids, not just the 'field of dreams' off on (La.) 311, but different things down the bayou, in the inner city, all different areas," Navy said.
The parish expects to take bids on construction of the community center next month.
The council has scheduled a public hearing and final vote on the splash pad for 6:30 p.m. March 22 at the Government Tower, Main and Gabasse streets in Houma.