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Technology, trade fuel job growth in New Orleans

Forbes magazine names New Orleans the number one city in the country for information technology job growth in 2011. That means more and more new companies are setting up shop here and are hiring workers.

06/20/2012 | Read Story »

New Orleans Clamors for Its Paper

Civic Leaders Explore Media Alternatives, but Urge Publisher to Keep the Times-Picayune as a Daily

06/11/2012 | Read Story »

RESTORE Act creates jobs along ailing Gulf Coast

Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.), released a study last week on the job opportunities in wetlands restoration. The study, commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation and conducted by Mather Economics, found that the potential positive impact of RESTORE Act funding would be substantial.

06/11/2012 | Read Story »

National Chamber Foundation: 2012 Executive Summary; U.S. Chamber Study Ranks Louisiana No. 1 For Export Growth, No. 2 For Income Growth

National leadership in exports, a strong energy sector and policies that are attracting business investment helped Louisiana establish nearly a dozen Top 10 rankings in Enterprising States 2012, a new report by an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

06/11/2012 | Read Story »

BP fine funds tied by politics

Optimism continued to wane Thursday for the fate of the federal transportation spending legislation that contains language that would direct several billion dollars in BP fine money to Louisiana and other Gulf states.

06/09/2012 | Read Story »

BP Gulf Spill Fines Could Turn Into Jobs Boon

The 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill may prove to be a jobs booster for the region, if money paid in damages is spent to restore the Gulf’s coast. That’s according to an independent study by Mather Economics.

06/08/2012 | Read Story »

Study: Job growth if BP fines used for coast

A study commissioned by two nonprofit groups says thousands of jobs would be created along the Gulf Coast if money from BP oil spill penalties and other sources were dedicated to coastal restoration.

06/07/2012 | Read Story »

New Orleans Hornets expected to have a bright future

After the Hornets won the NBA lottery Wednesday night, the phones at franchise headquarters started ringing.

05/31/2012 | Read Story »