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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 »

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 »