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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 »

Ecosystem Summit Challenges Global Leaders to Design the Future of New Orleans Entrepreneurship

Over one hundred global partners gathered during the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit during the fifth New Orleans Entrepreneur Week to discuss best practices for sustaining entrepreneurial ecosystems.

04/03/2013 | Read Story »

UNO Adds Game Development Concentration to Computer Science Department

There is a growing demand for game developers in the Silicon Bayou and beyond, which is why the Department of Computer Science at the University of New Orleans (UNO) has announced the addition of a game development concentration. The university curriculum committee has already approved the concentration.

04/03/2013 | Read Story »

Starr Textile Services Invests $10 Million In Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Commercial Laundry Facility

Starr Textile Services, which provides commercial laundry services to the hospitality industry, plans to invest more than $10 million to renovate a Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, facility at Elmwood Business Park, installing new commercial laundry equipment, with plans to hire 65 employees during the next two years.

04/03/2013 | Read Story »