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St. Tammany EDF
21489 Koop Drive, Suite 7
Mandeville, LA 70471
phone (985) 809-7874
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November Newsletter

Posted 11/14/2014

Rain CII celebrates grand opening of corporate office in St. Tammany
Rain CII, an international carbon company and the global leader in calcined petroleum coke, cut the ribbon on its feng shui corporate office in Covington.

STEDF staff member awarded international scholarship
Ashley Cangelosi, economic development specialist for STEDF, attended the International Economic Development Council Annual Conference on a scholarship.

Economy picking up in second quarter
The homebuilding boom that was last seen in St. Tammany Parish in the early 2000s may not have returned just yet, but a steady comeback in that industry is aiming at the best showing here in seven years.

Women of STEDF volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
The women of STEDF volunteered with Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West for Women Build.


Site Selection ranks Louisiana No. 2 in National Business Climate Ranking
Louisiana rose to No. 2 in the Site Selection 2014 Top U.S. Business Climates, the state’s highest-ever placement in the magazine’s annual ranking. Louisiana moved up from No. 6 in Site Selection’s 2013 ranking.

Google names Mandeville most wired business community in the state
Google has named Mandeville as the 2014 eCity for Louisiana, the second consecutive year the city has garnered the recognition. The eCity Awards are the search engine giant's way of recognizing the strongest online business communities in the country, Google said.

-- December 16; Mandeville
Join STEDF for the fifth installment of our free workforce development series on Tuesday, December 16. The event will focus on incarceration rates in Louisiana – specifically in St. Tammany – and the re-entry program as it pertains to workforce development in our area. Dr. William Wainwright of the Northshore Technical Community College will lead the discussion.

Louisiana emerging from recession stronger than other states
Economist Dr. Loren Scott told the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce that Louisiana is emerging from the national recession much more strongly than other states, buoyed in part by cheap natural gas prices.

2014 Silicon Bayou 100 Nominations -- due by November 21
Nominations are now open for the 2014 Silicon Bayou 100, a list of 100 people who have excelled in Louisiana entrepreneurship and technology and have most influenced Louisiana’s startup, entrepreneurial, technology, and digital communities this year. You may nominate as many people you like, including yourself.

Who Lives in New Orleans and Metro Parishes Now?
This brief examines 2013 demographic data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau and identifies important trends in metro area parishes. Included are data on race and ethnicity, age, educational attainment, internet access, poverty, income, children, access to vehicles, foreign-born population, geographic mobility, homeownership, homeowners with a mortgage, housing costs and affordability, single-person households, commuting, and housing stock.

2015 Canadian Outbound Trade Mission -- February 9-12; Vancouver, Canada
Register with SUSTA to participate in the outbound trade mission going to Vancouver, Canada which includes one-on-one meetings with distributors and brokers, a briefing on the Canadian market and tour targeted retail stores including large chain and specialty retailers.

Webinar: ABC’s of SBIR/STTR Funding -- December 9
Is your technology company eligible for non-dilutive federal funding through the government’s SBIR/STTR program? This webinar will cover SBIR/STTR program basics including: program purpose; eligibility; and sources of funding. It is designed to provide enough information for attendees to determine if they would like to seriously pursue proposal development and tools to help begin the process.

Southern Mortgage Assistance Program
Do you need help with your downpayment? The Finance Authority of St. Tammany Parish can help with either a 3% or 4% Downpayment Assistance Grant -- that does not have to be repaid -- with a 30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage at a competitive rate. View site for eligibility.

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