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Positive Signs for the Economy (1989)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-11-03

Duration: 00:12:11

Subjects: Employment | Economy | Business | Small business


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Chance, Paul Interviewee
  • Shad, Ted Interviewee
  • Holak, Larry Interviewee
  • Carrier, Cindy Interviewee
  • McElroy, Liz Interviewee
  • Harper, Joe Interviewee


This segment from the November 3, 1989, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen Nachman’s report on the positive signs for the economy in Louisiana. Nachman reports that the state reported its lowest unemployment rate since 1981 and an increase in the job count. Her report touches on the impact of the collapse of the oil industry on the state’s overall economy in recent years. She interviews: Paul Chance of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond; Ted Shad, the owner of Lou Ana Foods in Opelousas; Larry Holak, the owner of Gulf South Machine, Inc. in Ponchatoula; Cindy Carrier of the SBDC; Liz McElroy, the owner of Imperial Tours; and Joe Harper of the SBDC. Host: Robert Collins