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New Orleans earns No. 5 ranking on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best list

New Orleans has been selected by Travel + Leisure readers as their fifth-favorite American or Canadian city in the magazine’s annual “World’s Best Awards.” In last year’s rankings, New Orleans was the No. 6 favorite.

07/06/2012 | Read Story »

The Restore Act is a victory for the Gulf Coast: An Editorial

Almost a year after introduction of the Restore Act and after months of intense work by Gulf Coast lawmakers, environmentalists and business leaders, Congress agreed Friday to send at least 80 percent of Clean Water Act fines levied against BP to our region.

07/01/2012 | Read Story »

Passage of Restore Act to be a “game changer” in coastal restoration

Billions of dollars for coastal restoration could be headed to Louisiana. Congress has passed the Restore Act, which means impacted Gulf states will receive the majority of oil-spill related fines.

06/30/2012 | Read Story »

Louisiana’s Diverse Tech Mecca

New Orleans is one of the most diverse and eccentric cities in the country.

06/28/2012 | Read Story »

Congress close to deal on roads bill

The U.S. House and Senate leadership were close late Tuesday night to a final deal on legislation that would direct a few billion dollars in BP fine money to Louisiana and also could keep interest rates low on federal student loans for college.

06/28/2012 | Read Story »

Katrina Comeback Makes New Orleans Fastest-Growing City

New Orleans, in danger seven years ago of being reduced to a “Sliver by the River,” grew faster than any other major U.S. city in the 15 months after the 2010 decennial headcount, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today.

06/27/2012 | Read Story »

Deal reached on RESTORE Act for Florida Gulf

More than two years after the BP oil spill ravaged the Gulf Coast, lawmakers reached a deal Wednesday that could spend billions to boost the region’s economy and restore its environment.

06/27/2012 | Read Story »

GNO group head sees great regional potential

Bolstered by a string of major industrial projects getting under way in various parts of the region, the prospect of positive economic potential in the River Parishes is becoming unparalleled in the state, according to the head of a 10-parish economic alliance.

06/23/2012 | Read Story »