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Special Report on Parish Economic Development

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Covington Weekly often addresses issues of economic development related to the city of Covington specifically as well as the parish in general. With the release of two reports from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office, CW offers public information regarding the composition of the economic development offices in the parish. The Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office published […]

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Greater Degree Of Transparency Needed In St. Tammany Economic Development

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It’s There, You Just Have To Really Look For It… And Sometimes Rely On An FOIA Request Helis Oil & Gas Company announced last week that they would not pursue the anticipated project near Lakeshore High School, President David Kerstein reiterating that Helis consistently operated above board and within the parameters allocated in keeping with […]

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Economic Development Series Re-Revisited

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by Timothy Achan Gates, Covington Weekly Correspondent Two years ago, Covington Weekly launched an Economic Development Series with the purpose of understanding how a seemingly quasi-public agency (The St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation) can operate among regional organizations without public scrutiny. The Parish Legal Department has since inserted a disclaimer on EDF financial statements that […]

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The Obfuscation Of Economic Development by Timothy Achan Gates, Correspondent

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The process of economic development in St. Tammany Parish is an intricate web consisting of subdivisions of the state upon subdivisions of the state stretched delicately above a swamp of similar personages, all occupying key positions in multiple inter-governmental organizations with legislative influence. Covington Weekly has explored the legitimacy of such a structure previously with […]

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Covington Business Resource Workshop This Friday at Bogue Falaya Hall Presented by City Economic Development Committee

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The City of Covington and the Covington City Council Economic Development Committee will host the forth installment of their award-winning Covington Business Resource Workshop series on Friday, August 15, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to noon (8:00 a.m. registration) in the Bogue Falaya Hall of the Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson Avenue. The purpose of […]

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Response From Economic Development Series: Financial Statements Relative To Parish Development District

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Upon printing last Wednesday, CW received via e-mail a public document filed with the Baton Rouge office of the Legislative Auditor and released June 26, 2013. It is titled “St. Tammany Parish Development District Financial Statements as of December 31, 2012 and 2011 and for the Years Then Ended and Independent Auditor’s Report”. The document […]

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Formal Response From Don Shea, STPED, With Regard To The CW Economic Development Series Part 1

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Dear Mr. Gates: I noted with great interest your May 28 article entitled CW Economic Development Educational Series: How Major Economic Development Occurs in St. Tammany Parish, and I am moved to write this in response to the significant errors in that story. I hope that this will set the record straight for your readers, […]

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CW Economic Development Educational Series: How Major Economic Development Occurs In St. Tammany Parish, Part 2

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I sent the following list of questions to GNO, Inc. via e-mail:  I know Mr. David Fennelly (GNO, Inc. Board Member) through the St. Tammany Art Association, and I have volunteered my musical time for New Heights Therapy Center.  Summer Grove is beautiful, and if you have been there, you know what I am talking […]

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CW Economic Development Educational Series: How Major Economic Development Occurs In St. Tammany Parish

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Covington Weekly began after pitching an idea to the Covington Business Association at the request of our friend who is no longer with us, David Barfield (rest in peace). Not long after starting the newsletter we became board members of the CBA, and began learning the ropes around the local business community, with our main […]

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Covington Business Resource Workshop To Focus On Workforce Development, Retention and Our Future

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The City of Covington and the Covington City Council Economic Development Committee will host the forth installment of their award-winning Covington Business Resource Workshop series on Friday, August 15, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to noon (8:00 a.m. registration) in the Bogue Falaya Hall of the Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson Avenue. The purpose of […]

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St. Tammany Financial Disclosure Bill

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Covington Weekly has an archive of economic development-related articles that suggest St. Tammany Parish is in need of greater transparency with regard to the flow of tax-derived money. For this reason, a request for a Financial Disclosure Bill in St. Tammany Parish was sent by e-mail to Senator Patrick McMath, Representative Mark Wright and Parish […]

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A Hierarchy of Underpaid Wizards

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You’re Suggesting A Hierarchy of Organizations 2019 finishes up the 7th year that the Covington Weekly has been in downtown Covington.  Five of those years were spent understanding how economic development happens on the parish scale.  The first article written on that topic, under the title of CW’s “Economic Development Series,” garnered the attention of […]

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Karen Champagne Announces Bid For Parish Presidency

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Since 2003, I have been a resident of St. Tammany and have become extremely concerned about the growing problems in this parish. High taxes/fees; extreme permitting/licensing; ridiculous traffic congestion; poor drainage; and, high density developments are just some of the ways the current administration has made life in St. Tammany more difficult and expensive for all of us.

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St. Tammany Corp. Seeks Public Input

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The St. Tammany Corporation, the economic development organization for St. Tammany, invites public participation in shaping our community’s economic development vision and strategy. A public town hall forum will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Fuhrmann Auditorium, located at 128 W. 23rd Ave. (City Hall complex). […]