economy

Reports
6:00 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Latin American Economic Conference in New Orleans Highlighting Guatemala

U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu is hosting a three-day conference this week aimed at building trade and economic ties with Latin America. The first of what’s planned to be an annual event is aimed at expanding business with Guatemala.

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Rivertown Revival
9:41 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Kenner Seeks to Revive Historic Rivertown Area

KENNER, La. (AP) — The city of Kenner is launching efforts to revive its historic Rivertown area.

A farmer's market and outdoor movie nights will start next month as part of the effort to lure more people to the area. And a new company is taking over the area's performing arts theaters.

Mayor Mike Yenni's vision for the historic area is for a vibrant area that doesn't require a government subsidy, according to The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/I9diix ).

Andre Perry Commentary
5:10 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

The Next Economy

Commentator Andre Perry talks about how to make an inclusive workforce.

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New Orleans Mail Center
5:06 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Senator Landrieu Vows Fight over Closure of New Orleans Mail Center

Public officials in Louisiana are vowing a fight over plans to close a New Orleans processing center of the U.S. Postal Service. The loss of 800 jobs is a major hit to the city’s economy.

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Mardi Gras
4:00 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Officials Examine Attendance Numbers For This Year's Mardi Gras

New Orleans officials will be crunching numbers to determine the success of the 2012 Mardi Gras. Some early indications are promising.

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Community Impact
8:22 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Community Impact Series: Coastal Communities Consulting

Sandy Nguyen runs Coastal Communities Consulting.
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On the water, commercial fishermen are accustomed to being self sufficient and independent. But the nonprofit Coastal Communities Consulting helps build the sustainability of these businesses dockside, in the world of loans, taxes, tuition and ever-changing seafood prices.

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Business
4:00 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Business Professor Sees GE Deal As Milestone For New Orleans

New Orleans officials are trumpeting a new business deal with General Electric as a “game-changer” for the city's economy. It’s seen by some as a pivotal shift away from the traditional tourism economy.

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Community Impact
8:20 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Community Impact Series: Leading Educators

How one nonprofit helps early- and mid-career educators build professional leadership skills that go beyond classroom instruction.

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Port of New Orleans
9:06 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Port of New Orleans Wins Rail Expansion Grant

Officials with the city and port of New Orleans formally accepted a nearly $17 million-dollar Transportation Department grant to build a specialized rail yard at the Napoleon Avenue container terminal.

Port President Gary LaGrange says it's a critical project needed for future growth.

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Gulf Oil Spill
7:33 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Interior Secretary Opens Gulf Lease Sale, Then Visits Business Hurt By BP Spill

The Interior Department is reviewing more than $700 million dollars in bids to drill in the western Gulf of Mexico. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the major bids in the first sale since the BP oil spill last year, and then visited a business still reeling from the spill.

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