Board of Commerce and Industry

Name Board of Commerce and Industry
Contact Person Ms. Kathy Blankenship - Deputy Undersecretary, Department of Economic Development
Mailing Address Post Office Box 94185
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9185
Phone Number 225-342-9658
Fax Number 225-342-5926
Board Email guess@la.gov
Website http://www.louisianaeconomicdevelopment.com/additional-resources.aspx?rc=27
Legal Authority R.S. 51:923
Year Created 1952
Organizational Placement Department of Economic Development
Purpose/Function The board is responsible for approving and disapproving tax exemption applications for new manufactured establishments and expansion of existing establishments and for property owners who propose development of existing structures in a downtown, historic, or economic development district.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 24
Number Currently Serving: 24
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 6
Estimated number in current year: 6
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $3325
  Current year budgeted: $6600
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: Office of Business Development
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes The Board of Commerce and Industry is funded from Self-Generated fees, however,all funds collected are primarily used to fund the operational administrative functions of the Business Incentives Division who administer the programs.
Rules for all programs administered by the C&I Board are also found on the State Register website, Title 13
http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/lac/books.htm
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