A report by the real estate website Zillow says that renters in New Orleans paid about $1.8 billion to landlords last year, an increase of about 5 percent from 2013.
The uptick in rent dollars was linked to a combination of an increase in the number of renters on the market and rising rental costs.
While New Orleans was on par with the national average increase, other cities saw even bigger hikes in the money renters were paying out: San Francisco was up 13 percent, and the money Denver's renters paid was up by more than 10 percent.
There’s a new push to get tourists in New Orleans off Bourbon Street and into nature. Eco-tourism is the new way to explore Louisiana, according to a new statewide campaign. And as commercial fishermen are seeing numbers drop in catch and profit, they’re considering the tourism industry as a way to make a living.
WWNO's Listening Post project asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and reports back on the community's response. This week the Listening Post asks: what's your side hustle? What do you do to make extra cash?
GNO Inc. President Michael Hecht and UNO Vice President of Research and Economic Development Kenneth Sewell discuss workforce development trend.
About 800 high school students will be heading to Delgado Community College later Monday to learn how they can get well-paying jobs without the traditional four-year degree. It’s the latest step in a growing trend of workforce development.
Shaun Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget, says the federal government will partner with local officials to improve maritime commerce.
Shaun Donovan became familiar with New Orleans as secretary of Housing and Urban Development for the past five years. Now, he’s looking at the city as the director of the Office of Management and Budget.
WWNO's Listening Post project asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and reports back on the community's response. This week the Listening Post team asks: do dollar stores reflect the economy where they are built, or do they drive the economic identity of the area?
If you add up the Dollar Generals, Family Dollars, Dollar Trees, and throw in ten or so Save-a-Lots, you’re pretty close to 100 or more dollar-type stores in the New Orleans area.