FIVE YEARS AFTER hurricanes Rita and Katrina blew through town, Baton Rouge is withstanding economic headwinds better than many of its counterparts, with recovering energy and agriculture businesses and growing populations tempering rising unemployment rates. “After the worst back-to-back hurricanes in decades, Baton Rouge has been bouncing back from a low base,” Burt P. Flickinger III, managing director of Strategic Resource Group, New York, told SN. “In terms of economic development, ...
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