Hello, Shreveport. In the news this week, the Shreveport-Bossier area can expect 150 new jobs thanks to a new tech company and a Bossier City department store will be closing its doors. Keep reading to find out more about this week’s business news.
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A tech company is bringing 150 jobs to Northwest Louisiana
A national leader in defense technologies and solutions has committed to expanding the economic development of the Shreveport-Bossier area.
Radiance Technologies (Radiance) announced a partnership with BRF to expand their offices into Shreveport.
Radiance is an employee-owned small business prime contractor that serves the Department of Defense, national intelligence community and other government agencies. Their goal is to support the efforts at both the Air Force Global Strike Command and all mission areas across the company.
To hear more about this companies investment, click here.
Committee of 100 selects four new members for 2022
The Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc. has selected four local businessmen as new members.
The Committee of 100 is a Louisiana Business Roundtable that promotes public policy in hopes of making Louisiana more competitive in retaining existing businesses and recruiting more innovative businesses to Louisiana.
To learn more about the new members, click here.
The Bossier City Bed Bath & Beyond is closing
A Bossier City department store will soon be closing its doors.
Bed Bath & Beyond has confirmed it will be closing 56 of its 150 stores in hopes to bolster business, and north Louisiana was not spared.
The 2900 Meadow Creek department store is slated to close by the end of the year. A representative with the store said that no date has been announced.
Old meat, dirty kitchens top Shreveport, Bossier restaurant inspections list
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals released the food safety inspection information for May 2022.
The Top 3 addresses with the most critical violations are listed, along with an explanation of the finding.
According to LDH, uncorrected critical violations are more likely to contribute to food contamination or illness. Less serious violations are not directly related to food-borne illness but could become hazardous if uncorrected.
In total, there were about 1,397, violations in the region, and approximately 35% of those were critical.
Most of the critical violations across the region were for:
- Food-to-food cross-contamination: 104
- Toxic Storage: 57
- Food contact equipment and utensils cleaned: 45
To find out the top three, click here.
Be on the lookout for Thursday and Sunday for Life in the 318 and The 318 to catch up on all the best stories you might have missed.
Makenzie Boucher is a reporter with the Shreveport Times. Contact her at [email protected].