Google has named Mandeville the most wired business community in Louisiana for the second year in a row, NOLA.com reports.
Google’s annual “eCity Award” recognizes the strongest online business communities around the country. A number of factors determined the winning cities, including the likelihood of small businesses to have a website.
In a news release, a Google representative called Mandeville “a prime example of how innovation and growth in e-commerce can successfully contribute to bolstering economic progress.”
Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 1:47 pm
Chiquita Brands International, the banana and produce firm whose trademark blue stickers have been ubiquitous in American kitchens for decades, is being sold to two Brazilian companies in a deal valued at around $1.3 billion. The Charlotte-based company traces its roots to the 1870s, when American entrepreneurs brought bananas to U.S. consumers from the Caribbean.
As New Orleans continues to build its reputation as a hub for innovation and new technologies, WWNO’s Technology Desk seeks to highlight innovators who are finding novel solutions to some of the city’s most important issues.
Innovations Reporter Janaya Williams recently spoke with Lauren Rudzis of Community Plates, a nonprofit that is tapping into the resources of the food and restaurant community in New Orleans to find a new system to deliver food to the hungry.
Whatever era of boom or bust we’re in, it seems we never stop working on healthcare, or on education.
Locally, in education, New Orleans is the only city in the United States where 100 percent of our public schools are charter schools. What started out as a post-Katrina experiment has become a nationwide trend setting model. The Executive Director of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, Caroline Roemer Shirley, explains the revolutionary new business model to Peter Ricchiuti on this episode of Out to Lunch.
When you're the CEO of a company you're principally required to make money. Then there's a whole other kind of business leadership, where things aren't quite so black and white.
Peter's guests on this episode of Out to Lunch inhabit a business world where they're supposed to make money and juggle often conflicting demands of politics, the local and tourist economy, the public good, urban history, and entertainment.
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.
NOLA Tech Week starts on Monday. It's the second year for the citywide event, which bills itself as a "celebration of all things tech.”
These days, New Orleans is making a name for itself as the place to be for technology start-ups — it was recently called the "most improved city for business” by the Wall Street Journal, and Forbes says it’s the number-three city for information technology job growth.
If you grew up in New Orleans there are two things you learned early on: where to make groceries, and how to make red beans.
If you moved here as an adult it doesn't take long to find a favorite grocery store — but making beans is a little more difficult. Maybe you secretly buy canned beans. If you do, you're not alone. Locals do it too. They've been doing it since 1950. That's when the canning company now called Blue Runner started up.
Richard Thomas, President of Blue Runner Foods, is Peter's guest on Out to Lunch.
NOLA Tech Week begins on Monday. It’s only the second year for the local technology industry conference, which bills itself as a celebration of all things tech in New Orleans.
Organizers of the event call it an “unconference.” They say that allows members of the technology community in New Orleans to set the agenda for the meetings and to host events based on topics they want to hear about.