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CANCELED: 14th Annual La. Water Conferenceconfluence image

Due to the fast development of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the 14th Annual Louisiana Water Conference scheduled for March 23-24, 2020, has been canceled. Refunds will be processed for those who have pre-registered. Organizers apologize for any inconvenience.

If possible, the Water Conference will be rescheduled for later this year.

Gulf Coast Energy Outlook 2020 Now Availablegceoimage

The LSU Center for Energy Studies and the E. J. Ourso College of Business hosted a kickoff event on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, to release the 2020 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook. The 2020 GCEO examines trends in upstream oil and gas activity, transportation infrastructure and bottlenecks, and downstream investments in refining and petrochemicals. Energy sector-specific employment forecasts are also provided.

David E. Dismukes, executive director and professor, LSU Center for Energy Studies; Dek Terrell, professor, LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business; and Gregory B. Upton, Jr., assistant professor, LSU Center for Energy Studies, authored the report.
Read the report.

2020-21 Louisiana Economic Outlook Released
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LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Professor Emeritus of Economics Loren Scott unveiled the 2020-21 Louisiana Economic Outlook (LEO) at The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report’s annual Top 100 Luncheon, held Sept. 24, 2019.

The LEO shows job growth picking up over the next two years after a slow period in 2018-19 and estimates that the state will add 53,800 jobs over 2020-21, surpassing the 2 million-job mark annually for the first time in its history. 

Greg Upton, assistant professor-research at the Center for Energy Studies, contributed to the LEO.  Read the full press release.

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