Volunteers of America's Renaissance Neighborhood Development Corporation celebrated on Nov 15, 2017, the grand opening of its newest residential development in Houma, Academy Place apartments, a senior living community. The project was completed in partnership with Terrebonne Council on Aging and Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, among others. It features the renovated historic Houma Elementary School renovated and expanded to feature 103 affordable one and two-bedroom apartments for residents ages 62 and older, plus community centers.
CEO of Cenac Marine Services, Benny Cenac, and Company donated a fully refurbished barge to South Louisiana Community College's Workforce Development Training program. An official christening and rededication took place on November 14th at Cenac Marine Services' headquarters. The 158 feet by 40 feet fully restored barge was presented to SLCC administration and staff. The barge is a replica of a standard Cenac Marine Services tank barge and will be used for the school's training of the next generation of maritime industry leaders. Mr. Cenac is honored to be able to help his community and local education programs.
TEDA's Board President, Mr. Chad Hebert, shows appreciation to Mr. Tommy Guarisco for his time served on the Board of Directors. Thank you Mr. Guarisco for your generous commitment of time, support and inspiration to TEDA.
The Certified Line Worker Training Program that is available at Fletcher Technical Community College and Delgado Community College will provide the necessary foundation for you to begin your line worker career as a helper/apprentice for an electric utility company.
As south Louisiana continues to reel from the devastating effects of the oil downturn, there are efforts underway to diversify the local economy to make the area less reliant on oil and gas.
Data from the EIA (Energy Information Administration) shows that Louisiana's 2016-2017 average residential price (cents/kWh) is 9.2125, the lowest in the country.
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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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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.