Two out of every five children in Louisiana lives in poverty.

Two articles in today’s news draw contrast to a dangerous disconnect in our state. One would reasonably expect that having a healthy business environment should translate into good things for children. However, these two news reports indicate this is not happening.

The first article reports Louisiana’s child poverty rate of 40.7 percent is the second highest in the nation.

Louisiana has second-highest child poverty rate in the U.S.

The second article reports Louisiana has the second best business climate in the nation.

Louisiana ranked No. 2 in nation for business climate by Site Selection magazine.

How do we translate a positive business environment into good things for children?

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