| Sep 20, 2010
With a stale national economy as a backdrop, a decision by steelmaker Nucor Corp. to move ahead with a $3.4 billion project in Louisiana is a major score for the state.
The first phase was unveiled last week: a $750 million plant in St. James Parish that...
| Sep 14, 2010
Steelmaker Nucor Corp., which is considering a site in southeastern Louisiana for a $2 billion pig iron plant, says business is slowing and the company believes the economy has returned to uncertainty.
The Charlotte, N.C.-based company said Tuesday...
| Jan 2, 2011
In the view of many economists, the national economy is headed for a more upbeat performance in 2011, albeit jobs are expected to grow at a slow rate and unemployment is likely to remain at uncomfortably high levels.
Into this scenario step Louisiana and...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 1:30 AM
NORFOLK, Neb. - For farmers, lenders, small businesses and others interested in small-scale renewable energy projects, a one-day conference April 28 at Norfolk will provide information about what technologies are available and how they can be applied....
| Apr 23, 2009
NEW ORLEANS (AP)
The head of steelmaker Nucor says the company
is buying land for a possible pig iron plant in southeast Louisiana
- but the time frame for deciding whether the plant will be built
has been slowed by the recession.
| Feb 6, 2009
A Louisiana grain exporter wants a federal judge to temporarily block the state from issuing permits for a North Carolina steelmaker to build a $2 billion plant on a neighboring land.
During a hearing Thursday, U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance didn't...
| Jul 5, 2009
The past few weeks in Louisiana have demonstrated there are certain things economic developers armed with the taxpayers' checkbook can accomplish, and others they can do little about, especially during the current recession.
And in this era, risk and...
| Sep 28, 2009
Nucor Corp. has bought 90 percent of the land it would need to locate a pig iron production plant in southeastern
Louisiana, one of the state's largest economic development projects ever, state officials said Monday.
The Charlotte, N.C.-based steelmaker...
| Oct 22, 2009
The head of steelmaker Nucor Corp. indicated Thursday that the possible cost of any carbon legislation that emerges from Congress is still a key concern as the company decides whether to build a pig iron plant in Louisiana or South America.