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St. Tammany EDF
21489 Koop Drive, Suite 7
Mandeville, LA 70471
phone (985) 809-7874
toll free (888) 868-3830
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October Newsletter

Posted 10/15/2014

STEDF fosters Hungarian interest in Mandeville wetland assimilation
The St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation arranged for a delegation of Hungarian business leaders to tour the Mandeville Wetland Assimilation Project on September 29.

STEDF sponsors class to help merchants cash in on Small Business Saturday
On Tuesday, Sept. 30, a three-hour class co-sponsored by STEDF taught business owners to capitalize on Small Business Saturday – a critical event supported by a growing local consumer base.

STEDF releases 2014 economic trends report
STEDF has released its quarterly trends report detailing local economic data for the second quarter of 2014 and annual data comparisons.

STEDF 2014 Projects At-A-Glance

  Projects Jobs CAPEX
Completed (YTD) 9 246 new; 259 retained $22.3 million
New (September) 2 45 new $1.01 million
Active (includes new) 33 7,410 new; 481 existing $929.3 million


LED launches 'Come Home, Louisiana' campaign advertising jobs in the state
The state of Louisiana has launched an initiative toward a longstanding goal to get natives to return home to find job opportunities. "Come Home, Louisiana" primarily targets native Louisianans, former residents who have left the state, and others who hold an affinity for Louisiana.

Automated Export System Compliance Seminar -- October 23, New Orleans
The U.S. Department of Commerce will be coming to New Orleans to make sure your company understands the new Foreign Trade Regulations. This seminar will help ensure that all U.S. exporters understand and are able to comply with these new Export Regulations.

October means Halloween... and National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Happy October! Along with fall foliage, sweater weather, and shorter days, you’ve probably noticed Halloween-themed candy and décor lining store shelves. While the start of October may remind us that the spookiest day of the year is just around the corner, it also kicks off National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).

TechSmart Educational Series -- October 23, 30; Slidell
The East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce is hosting a four-part educational series on technology. The remaining classes available will cover ''Dealing with Data'' and ''Social Media.''

La. Job Connection attracts 13,000 job seekers
State officials say more than 13,000 people posted their job availability on the free Louisiana Job Connection website over its first seven weeks of operation. More than 90 percent of those prospective employees are Louisiana residents.

2014 Updates for Tax Preparers, CPAs, and EAs -- October 23, Hammond
Representatives from the Internal Revenue Service and the Louisiana Department of Revenue will address recent updates affecting how tax preparers and practitioners do business. Topics will include: wage reporting, electronic services, new adjusted 94X forms, due diligence, and more at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Tax Credit for Retirement Plan
What is it, who can take it, and how much is it? You may be able to claim a tax credit for some of the ordinary and necessary costs of starting a SEP, SIMPLE IRA or qualified plan. A tax credit reduces the amount of taxes you may owe on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

Google My Business -- November 13, Mandeville
97% of American consumers will use online media when researching products or services in their local area, and a Google My Business Local Listing is the ideal starting point for businesses to connect with those local consumers searching for goods and services online. In this class, J.R. will discuss how to make use of the Google listing and the critical part it plays in online brand development and reach.

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