ITEP

Economic Development, ITEP, Caddo Parish, Industrial Tax Exemptions

NCLI Leads First Local Rejection of Industrial Tax Break in Louisiana

Sunday, February 18, 2018
The Advocate

Fighting a four-front battle to better invest local public funds, Northern & Central Louisiana Interfaith (NCLI) leaders recently persuaded the Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator to become the first local official in state history to use the newly-granted local authority to reject an industrial tax exemption request.

This month, three more local entities – Caddo Parish, the City of Shreveport, and the Caddo Parish School Board – will vote on multi-million dollar tax exemption requests, one application at a time.

NCLISC

ITEP, business, Community Organizing in Louisiana, Economic Development

Power of Together Baton Rouge Recognized by Business Journal

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

With the ITEP issue, TBR—and the statewide network it has since helped grow, Together Louisiana—catapulted itself into a whole new realm, where big money, big business and politics converge.

Though the group continued to portray itself as a local organization intent on helping the community, it had picked a fight with the most powerful interests in the state. Those who had considered TBR little more than an annoyance suddenly realized it was a force with which to be reckoned. The gloves came off...

Together Baton Rouge

Together Louisiana, ITEP, Economic Incentives, Governor Edwards

Together Louisiana Reforms State Tax Exemption Program

Friday, June 24, 2016
The Advocate

With seventy ’Together Louisiana‘ leaders in attendance, Governor John Bel Edwards issued an Executive Order overhauling the nation’s largest state program of corporate subsidies, the Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP)..

Together Baton Rouge