economic development http://wwno.org en Tulane Avenue Progress Too Slow For Some Businesses, Residents http://wwno.org/post/tulane-avenue-progress-too-slow-some-businesses-residents <p>City officials and developers have big plans for Tulane Avenue. The rough patch of old Airline Highway will hold two new hospitals, and a planned biomedical corridor. It’s slated to have fewer lanes of traffic and new landscaping, too. But, change is slow. Some residents and business owners who have invested in the neighborhood feel let down by the seedy motels and high crime that persist on Tulane Avenue.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:20:03 +0000 Eve Troeh & Richard Webster 41523 at http://wwno.org Survey Says LA Swift Shutdown Could Hurt Jobs http://wwno.org/post/survey-says-la-swift-shutdown-could-hurt-jobs State plans to shut down the low-cost bus from Baton Rouge to New Orleans may harm economic ties between the cities.<p>According to <a href="http://connect.cpex.org/files/2013/06/Ridership_Trends_Characteristics.pdf">a survey </a>released Wednesday by The Center for Planning Excellence, more than half of LA Swift riders use the service to get to and from work.<p>Funding from the Federal Transit Authority for LA Swift runs out at the end of the month. The bus began running on federal dollars as a recovery measure after Hurricane Katrina. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:52:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 37377 at http://wwno.org Five-Year 'Prosperity NOLA' Plan Aims To Include All City Residents http://wwno.org/post/five-year-prosperity-nola-plan-aims-include-all-city-residents <p>This week the city unveiled a public-private venture to grow the local economy, called Prosperity NOLA. Rod Miller is CEO of the New Orleans Business Alliance, and Aimee Quirk is Economic Development Advisor to Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Both sat down with WWNO’s Eve Troeh to talk about the goal: to make New Orleans a more attractive place for specific types of business, in the next five years.</p><p>Aimee Quirk described how the plan developed, with more than 200 business, government, nonprofit and higher education leaders.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:26:21 +0000 Eve Troeh 37315 at http://wwno.org Economic Development Head: Oklahoma City Is Open For Business http://wwno.org/post/economic-development-head-oklahoma-city-open-business The former head of the North Louisiana Economic Partnership, Kurt Foreman, is keeping a close eye on the rebuilding process in tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla.,&#160;as executive vice president of economic development&#160;at the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. His chamber represents 5,400 companies, Foreman said, and now the focus is on helping the ones in Moore.<p>“The retail section of its community is devastated. Their hospital has been hit hard. Wed, 22 May 2013 16:49:00 +0000 editor 35874 at http://wwno.org Central La. Economic Development Firm Hires Food Systems Planner http://wwno.org/post/central-la-economic-development-firm-hires-food-systems-planner The Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance has hired a regional food systems planner to create a marketplace that encourages the buying and selling of local produce in the alliance’s 10-parish region. John Cotton Dean is beginning to map out his new job. He started last month. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:36:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 29963 at http://wwno.org New Orleans business group gets $1 million grant http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-business-group-gets-1-million-grant <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The New Orleans Business Alliance is receiving a $1 million Economic Development Administration grant to help fund the development and implementation of a strategic plan to boost business and job growth in the city.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The grant was announced Monday by acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:22:23 +0000 The Associated Press 19857 at http://wwno.org Tech center setting up shop in Baton Rouge http://wwno.org/post/tech-center-setting-shop-baton-rouge <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Ameritas Technologies says it will open an information technology center in Baton Rouge creating 300 jobs.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:59:30 +0000 The Associated Press 16463 at http://wwno.org Conference: Stronger Ties Between La, Guatemala http://wwno.org/post/conference-stronger-ties-between-la-guatemala <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) &mdash; Louisiana officials and business leaders plan to start a three-day conference tomorrow in New Orleans with their counterparts from Guatemala. The Times-Picayune reports that they hope to make relations with Latin America a top policy priority and to strengthen trade and economic ties between the two regions.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:49:26 +0000 The Associated Press 9783 at http://wwno.org