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Economy
7:00 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Report: Southeast Louisiana Needs United Drive For Economic Growth

Allison Plyer of the Community Data Center explains what's needed for economic growth.

A study from the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center is warning that the post-Katrina money which has protected southeast Louisiana from the worst of the national recession will start winding down. Experts are advising a regional approach to economic growth.

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Out To Lunch
1:48 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Out To Lunch: World Trade & Home Health

Peter Ricchiuti, Amedisys' Bill Borne, and the WTC's Dominik Knoll.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

The World Trade Center reaches out and Amedisys brings it home on this week’s Out to Lunch with Peter Ricchiuti.

Dominik Knoll's World Trade Center presides over $60 billion worth of trade annually through New Orleans. Bill Borne's Baton Rouge based Amedisys is one of the biggest players in US healthcare. Dominik and Bill paint a fascinating portrait of New Orleans and Louisiana in the big picture, present and future.

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Business & Technology
9:08 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Shreveport software firm aims to rally local investors around high-tech

A Shreveport software engineering firm aims to leverage local angel investment dollars and sink seed capital into new technology ideas. The CEO of BlueArx, Ryan Wooley, has six employees clustered in a downtown office suite. His new startup firm will provide all the tools necessary to take a novel technology to market – from startup cash to programming and marketing to launch and business development. Wooley said he’ll earn the trust of local investors and steer them toward the most promising high-tech ventures.

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Higher Education
11:16 am
Tue April 9, 2013

UNO Names Williams Dean of College of Business Administration

John Williams, the new dean of the University of New Orleans' College of Business Administration.
The University of New Orleans

The University of New Orleans has named John Williams as the new dean of the College of Business Administration.

Williams has served as the college's interim dean since August of 2010, and was one of three finalists selected from a nationwide search, the university said today in a press release.

“I am confident that Dean Williams will provide the leadership required to enhance the College’s internal operations and continued engagement with the greater New Orleans community,” said UNO Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs James E. Payne.

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Out To Lunch
4:45 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Out to Lunch — Coffee and Ice Cream

Peter Ricchiuti, Adrian Simpson and Danielle Boyce Batten.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

New Orleans coffee and New Orleans ice cream — they're not just for New Orleanians any more, and you can hear why on this episode of Out to Lunch with Peter Ricchiuti.

Adrian Simpson from New Orleans Ice Cream and Danielle Boyce Batten from Cool Brew Coffee are making an allied assault on the nation.

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Planet Money
8:09 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Update: Is It Legal To Sell Your Old MP3s? Judge Says No.*

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Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 9:26 am

Last month, we reported on a company called ReDigi that's basically a digital version of a used record store. You can sell them your old mp3s, and you can buy "used" mp3s that other people have sold.

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Out To Lunch
1:03 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

The Great American Auto Revolution

Peter Ricchiuti, Demetri Melekos of US Heritage Powersports, and Chip Stempeck of Elio Motors.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

We're making cars and motorbikes in Louisiana, and right here in New Orleans!

The Elio is a revolutionary American car that's being built from the ground up in Shreveport. The Von Dutch is a re-imagined classic American motorbike that's being built in Central City New Orleans.

Today on Out to Lunch we meet Chip Stempeck from Elio and Demetri Melekos from Von Dutch's US Heritage Powersports.

WRKF
10:36 am
Thu March 28, 2013

FRIDAY: BRAC's Adam Knapp, Pro Bono Attorneys Emily Ziober and Ken Mayo, Author Marina Adshade

Originally published on Fri March 29, 2013 10:10 am

Jim talks with Baton Rouge area Chamber President and CEO Adam Knapp about IBM's plans to build a service center in Baton Rouge; employing 800 people. Adam also talks about other economic development news.

Attorney's Emily Ziober and Ken Mayo discuss the importance of doing pro bono legal work for those that erstwhile could not afford representation. 

Economist Marina Adshade talks about her latest book, "Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influences Sex and Love".


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Business & Technology
4:14 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Baton Rouge to See 800 Tech Jobs with IBM

IBM

Originally published on Fri March 29, 2013 7:51 am

Louisiana, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, and software company IBM are partnering to expand LSU’s computer science program, revamp downtown property, and bring 800 jobs to Baton Rouge.

IBM will open a new service center downtown in 2015, but will employ 300 locally in 2014.

Under the partnership, LSU’s school of engineering is expected to double its computer science faculty and jump to the top 15 nationally in number of graduates.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed March 27, 2013

New Orleans Officials Helping Locals Get Work At Two New Big Box Stores

Walmart and Costco opening stores in New Orleans.

New Orleans officials will be helping locals get work from two of the major “big box” stores — Walmart is looking for subcontractors and suppliers, and Costco is recruiting workers.

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