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Katrina comeback offers strategies for Staten Island businesses

New York and New Orleans have decidedly different economies — but small businesses walloped by Hurricane Sandy might be able to find lessons in what worked, and what didn’t, for their southern counterparts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

03/10/2013 | Read Story »

South Louisiana Methanol Announces $1.3 Billion Investment

Gov. Bobby Jindal, South Louisiana Methanol CEO Barry Williamson and Todd Corp. Group CEO Jon Young announced that South Louisiana Methanol LP will invest $1.3 billion in a new methanol production facility on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. James Parish. Located across the river from the Nucor Corp. project in Convent, La., the South Louisiana Methanol, or SLM, project will create 63 new direct jobs; LED also estimates the project will result in 374 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 430 new jobs for the area.

03/01/2013 | Read Story »

Governor Jindal, South Louisiana Methanol announce $1.3 billion investment in St. James Parish

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal, South Louisiana Methanol (SLM) CEO Barry Williamson and Todd Corp. Group CEO Jon Young announced that South Louisiana Methanol LP will invest $1.3 billion in a new methanol production facility on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. James Parish. Located across the river from the Nucor Corp. project in Convent, the project will create 63 new direct jobs paying an average salary of $66,500 a year, plus benefits.

02/28/2013 | Read Story »

Rebuilding on Their Own

“Cities change from the bottom up, block by block,” said Roberta Gratz, as we drove down Magazine Street, on our way to the Lower Ninth Ward here.

02/25/2013 | Read Story »

$81 million in projects planned for Delgado Community College

An $81 million package of five construction projects, including two new campuses, is planned for Delgado Community College, officials have announced. With more than 18,000 students at nine locations, Delgado has the highest enrollment of any local institution of higher education.

02/22/2013 | Read Story »

Michoud facility to see jobs again with new projects coming in

When the Shuttle Atlantis touched down in 2011, it ended the shuttle’s 30 years in space. It also shuttered the need for more than 600 jobs at the Michoud Assembly Facility where the shuttle’s external tanks were built.

02/20/2013 | Read Story »

It’s a Good Day to Become an Entrepreneur in New Orleans

I want you to start a business in New Orleans. No, nevermind. I need you to start a business in New Orleans.

02/19/2013 | Read Story »

Avondale Shipyard set to transition into energy manufacturing market

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII), the company that owns and manages Avondale Shipyard in Avondale, La,, is moving out of shipbuilding and into the energy market.

02/18/2013 | Read Story »