New Orleans will host the largest travel industry show in North America in 2016.
The U.S. Travel Association's show, called IPW, was last held in New Orleans in 2002.
The group had planned to hold the five-day show in Greater Miami and The Beaches. However, the City of Miami Beach Commission decided to renovate and expand its convention center. The three-year project is scheduled to start next year.
Association President and CEO Roger Dow says it's a great reason to have to change venues, and he's sure the organization will return to Miami Beach after the expansion.
Brookings Institution study reviewed several industries under a new "infrastructure" designation.
A report released Friday by the Brookings Institution shows New Orleans as having one of the leading workforces in infrastructure business in the nation. The jobs that fall under that new category are paying high wages and are expected to last for several years.
A statewide bill to increase the minimum wage failed in Baton Rouge last week. Now, Louisiana workers are taking the issue to the federal level.
A group of mostly restaurant workers gathered in front of the New Orleans office of Senator Mary Landrieu on Monday to deliver a simple message: Minimum wage earners work hard, but often struggle to make ends meet.
Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 11:36 am
The Bossier Chamber of Commerce will host an energy analyst Wednesday who will give a forecast on natural gas development in northwest Louisiana and across the nation.
Matthew Koch, vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s institute for 21st Century Energy, says natural gas is well positioned to lead the U.S. energy sector.
Chemical companies rely on it and demand from exports is brisk, according to Koch. With Louisiana’s energy infrastructure in place, he says the Haynesville Shale natural gas deposit will be busy again.
A study commissioned by an environmental group says funding the state's multi-billion-dollar, 50-year plan for coastal protection and restoration would create anywhere from 109,000 to 212,000 permanent jobs while spurring the economy with billions in spending related to the projects.
The annual assessment by the economic development group Greater New Orleans, Inc. comes as one of its priority projects — reforming flood insurance — sailed through the U.S. Senate. The organization is also celebrating what it sees as a glowing economic climate for southeast Louisiana.