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Southwest adds new direct flight from New Orleans to Austin

Southwest Airlines is adding a new non-stop flight between New Orleans and Austin, Texas, starting in November.

05/07/2013 | Read Story »

Representatives from 14 parishes head to Washington, D.C., to rally for flood insurance cost relief

A delegation of parish presidents and representatives from 14 parishes across Louisiana has descended upon Washington, D.C., to meet with the federal lawmakers to rally against FEMA’s flood insurance rate maps and the Biggert-Waters Act, which could spell astronomical flood insurance rate increases for many communities throughout the state.

05/07/2013 | Read Story »

2013 Best & Worst States for Business

CEOs nationwide rank Louisiana #11 in the USA

05/06/2013 | Read Story »

BR, N.O. officials heading to Florida

Business and political leaders from Baton Rouge and New Orleans will visit the metro Tampa and Orlando, Fla., area Nov. 3-5 to get ideas for developing a regional economy in southeast Louisiana.

05/02/2013 | Read Story »

New Orleans area ranks as #2 “Boomtown”

Surging growth in business, population and housing in greater New Orleans is getting national attention. Bloomberg recently released rankings putting the region among the best in the U.S.

04/30/2013 | Read Story »

Our Views: Regions should work together

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 reminded many business leaders that ultimately, the fortunes of New Orleans and Baton Rouge are connected. That reality was affirmed in a recent report suggesting closer economic ties among the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Houma-Thibodaux areas.

04/29/2013 | Read Story »

Bloomberg: N.O. area is one of the nation’s biggest boomtowns

From great food to the culture, the New Orleans area isn’t hard to sell.

04/29/2013 | Read Story »

Jefferson stands at key economic juncture

Recent economic development news from Jefferson Parish reveals a diversifying regional economy, with the manufacturing, retail, real estate and service sectors among those investing and creating jobs in the area.

04/24/2013 | Read Story »