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New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA MSA Job Market Expected to be Among Strongest in Nation

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA MSA employers expect to hire at a strong pace during Quarter 4 2011, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. Among survey participants, the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA MSA employment outlook is the fourth best in the nation.

09/13/2012 | Read Story »

Loyola University of New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Dillard University rank in “The 2013 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges”

The 2013 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings is out, with stability at the very top of both the National Universities and National Liberal Arts Colleges lists.

09/12/2012 | Read Story »

Gameloft Studio Settles in New Orleans, Fuels A Growing Industry

Until recently, the only time there was any correlation between New Orleans and the video game industry was when the city was featured as one of the levels on Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 in 2004.

09/07/2012 | Read Story »

Louisiana Earns New All-Time High In Business Climate Ranking

Pollina Corporate Real Estate Inc. released its annual ranking of top pro-business states, with Louisiana rising to No. 16 in the U.S. Louisiana has climbed 24 spots in Pollina’s ranking since 2008, making it the most improved state in the country over the last four years.

09/06/2012 | Read Story »

Local businesses face challenges following Isaac

As the New Orleans metro area tries to bounce back from Hurricane Isaac, retailers are for the most part getting the doors back open.

09/05/2012 | Read Story »

New Orleans Getting Back To Business after Hurricane Isaac

Sitting in New Orleans today, it can be hard to tell that the city went through much more than a long weekend and the annual Southern Decadence festival.

09/04/2012 | Read Story »

Businesses Wait on BP Fines to Repair the Gulf Coast

Jim Marino was preparing to replenish the sand on a shriveling dune in Destin, Fla., when Hurricane Isaac churned up the Gulf Coast this week and washed it away.

08/31/2012 | Read Story »

Remembering Katrina, Two Louisiana Cities Acknowledge a Common Fate

Seven years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall 65 miles southeast of New Orleans. Winds topping 100 miles per hour ripped across the city, while its outdated levee system suffered 53 breaches, slowly submerging three-quarters of the city.

08/29/2012 | Read Story »