Archive for February 2019

Union Pacific RR awards $10,000 to MITA

Dorothy Ford, Treasurer and Glen Melton, President of Morehouse Innovation and Technology Alliance (MITA) of announced that the organization recently accepted a grant of $10,000 from the Union Pacific Foundation, will be used for a Chemin-a-Haut State Park Marketing Campaign.   Union Pacific has a long-standing commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities…

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John N John receives 2018 Economic Develpment Award

John N. John received the MEDCO 2018 Economic Development Award at the Annual October 16 Luncheon. The Award is presented to companies that invest and provide sustaining contributions to the community. The trucking company founded in 1925 in Crowley Louisiana located an additional terminal in Bastrop in 2009 as a strategic point to serve customers…

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Morehouse General Hospital Opens Hope Unit

Morehouse General Hospital held the Grand Opening for their new Hope Unit (Helping Older People Emotionally), psychiatric wing on June 27, 2018.  The renovations to first floor features a common area, therapy rooms, and ten in-patient rooms.  The improvement project took nearly two years to complete at a cost of around a million dollars. The design of the unit addresses the needs and comfort of…

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Drax Biomass to move HQ to Monroe

the USA Today Network of Louisiana reports. The move will bring the company’s headquarters closer to its three pellet plants and port facility in the gulf region of Louisiana and Mississippi, says Pete Madden, president and CEO.  It’s unclear how many jobs the relocation will create, a spokesman adds. Gov. John Bel Edwards hailed the announcement…

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Northeast Louisiana Ag Expo

Morehouse Parish Booth was staffed by Morehouse Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO), Bastrop Morehouse Chamber of Commerce and Keep Morehouse Beautiful.  This is the third year that MEDCO reserved a booth at  this annual agricultural based event to promote positive developments in the parish.  The exhibit also featured Chemin-a-haut Park and the ever popular “moonshine” tree. A gift card to…

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Morehoue Economic Incentives Workshop held

Mayor Henry Cotton said there are three things that are needed to bring businesses to town and that is “land, labor, and capital.” “We are not just competing with businesses in immediate industries but on a national level as well,” he said. “The nature of this meeting was to strategize to create economic development zones.”…

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Drax Biomass awarded Lantern Award

Drax Biomass, a leading manufacturer of sustainably sourced compressed wood pellets, recently received the Lantern Award for its dedication and commitment to Louisiana communities. The award was handed out personally by the Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson. The Louisiana Economic Development launched The Lantern Award in 1979, to recognize businesses that have made a…

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LA Delta Community College Registration Begins

LA Delta Community College registration begins for Summer and Fall Semesters. Please visit the Bastrop Campus of LDCC at 729 Kammell Street Bastrop for information on Practical Nursing (16 month Program), Business Office Technology, CNATech/Phlemotomy or Welding. For more career information call 318-283-0836 and ask for Joe Mansour, Campus Director or Janice McDougal, Coordinator for Student…

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Bussey Brake Improvments on Tract for 2018 Opening

By Scott Henderson  Improvements continue to be completed at Bussey Brake, a site officials hope will one day soon be a prime fishing site again. With the closure of the International Paper Company Mill in Bastrop, the lakes primary purpose to serve as an emergency water supply for the mill was no longer needed, The…

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Two North Louisiana Communities Names Among Top Micropolitans

Two North Louisiana Communities Named Among Top Micropolitans Release by North Louisiana Economic Partnership Media Contract:  Christine Rambo,   SVP NLEP Business Development & Communications BASTROP-NATCHITOCHES, LA Bastrop and Natchitoches in North Louisiana have been named among the nation’s top 100 micropolitans for economic development by Site Selection magazine, a leading economic development journal. A micropolitan is a statistical…

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