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New Airport Terminal Planned at Armstrong International Airport

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and leaders throughout the region are unveiling plans to build a new airport. Supporters say it makes financial sense to replace the current 50-year-old terminal.

04/18/2013 | Read Story »

Report cites BR, N.O., Houma economic links

A report says the metro areas of Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Houma-Thibodaux need to collaborate to diversify their economies and keep up with fast-growing Southern cities.

04/16/2013 | Read Story »

The Big Comeback: Is New Orleans America’s Next Great Innovation Hub?

In the wrinkled edifices of the French Quarter and the worn-out storefront walls along Canal Street, a legacy of decay in New Orleans intrudes on the mossy city. It is a sense of things that have nearly fallen apart and stayed nearly-fallen-apart for decades.

04/08/2013 | Read Story »

IBM announcement stirs excitement in downtown BR

Downtown planners and property owners say they expect the mixed-use riverfront development anchored by IBM will show a demand for downtown living in Baton Rouge and spur other projects by bringing more workers and residents to the central business district.

04/06/2013 | Read Story »

SUNO to open West Bank campus

Early Tuesday, as education leaders shook hands on a deal to bring a public four-year college to New Orleans’ west bank for the first time in history, Garland Green stood off to the side watching.

04/05/2013 | Read Story »

5 Key Factors in Evolution of New Orleans Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (Part I)

The 2013 NOEW (New Orleans Entrepreneurship Week) recently included an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Summit. The idea was to have an invited group of stakeholders, all kinds of stakeholders, interactively explore how to continue building out the NOLA ecosystem.

04/03/2013 | Read Story »

Now is the time to invest in Louisiana’s ports: Letter

With Louisiana trade on the increase, as shown by three consecutive years of gains in cargo at the Port of New Orleans, and the expansion of the Panama Canal, now is the time to invest in our infrastructure to ensure south Louisiana’s continued role as a global leader in maritime commerce.

04/03/2013 | Read Story »

Launch Fest Attracts National Speakers to Inspire Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Launch Fest, a New Orleans startup conference and demo day will take place on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 before Jazz Fest. The event features practical advice from founders who want to inspire the next generation.

04/03/2013 | Read Story »