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Employers nationwide struggle to fill positions requiring technical knowledge

Employer searches for workers with skills in science, technology, engineering and math remain slow and expensive. Meanwhile, unemployed workers lacking […]

7/19/2014 | Read Story »

China invests in Louisiana with new world-class methanol plant in Vacherie

Amidst a sugarcane field on the banks of the Mississippi in Vacherie next to St. James High School, Yuhuang Chemical Inc.plans […]

7/17/2014 | Read Story »

Reworking Water

The catastrophic damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina brought nationwide attention to the infrastructure Russian Roulette long-known to the parishes along […]

7/16/2014 | Read Story »

GNO, Inc. announces launch of Coalition for Coastal Resilience and Economy

Last Friday, Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) announced the launch of the Coalition for Coastal Resilience and Economy (CCRE). […]

7/15/2014 | Read Story »

Louisiana, on new effort to raise awareness about Louisiana’s eroding coastline

There is arguably no more vital issue across South Louisiana than replenishing our state’s eroding coastline. The rapid degeneration of […]

7/13/2014 | Read Story »

The Solution That Could Help More Minority Entrepreneurs Get Funding

“It’s weird, they always travel in groups of five, these programmers. There’s always a tall skinny white guy, short skinny […]

6/26/2014 | Read Story »

Louisiana business leaders oppose House Republicans’ push to close Ex-Im Bank

As House Republicans ramp up calls to close the U.S. Export-Import Bank, Louisiana business leaders Wednesday (June 25) came out in […]

6/25/2014 | Read Story »

New Orleans economic development leaders optimistic despite lag in foreign investment

Foreign investment in the New Orleans area was stuck in a downward slide from 1991 to 2011, limiting the job […]

6/24/2014 | Read Story »