Up to 45 branches of Hancock Back and Whitney Bank are slated for closure in the coming months, according to an announcement made Friday by Hancock Holding Co. President and CEO Carl J. Chaney.
The jobless rate rose to 6.5 from 6.2 percent in March, though it remained below April 2012's 6.8 percent rate.
Both will help direct efforts of state's prestigious economic development group.
“We’ve crossed that magic threshold,” LUS Director Terry Huval says.
Zachary Barker continues making waves in Lafayette’s business scene, mostly recently being named executive director of the Opportunity Machine.
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