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Michoud facility to see jobs again with new projects coming in

When the Shuttle Atlantis touched down in 2011, it ended the shuttle’s 30 years in space. It also shuttered the need for more than 600 jobs at the Michoud Assembly Facility where the shuttle’s external tanks were built.

02/20/2013 | Read Story »

It’s a Good Day to Become an Entrepreneur in New Orleans

I want you to start a business in New Orleans. No, nevermind. I need you to start a business in New Orleans.

02/19/2013 | Read Story »

Avondale Shipyard set to transition into energy manufacturing market

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII), the company that owns and manages Avondale Shipyard in Avondale, La,, is moving out of shipbuilding and into the energy market.

02/18/2013 | Read Story »

Bright.com names New Orleans No. 3 in U.S. for tech job growth

Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc., said the employment website Bright.com has listed the Greater New Orleans area as No. 3 in the country for tech job growth.

02/17/2013 | Read Story »

Company opens Houston office to pursue Avondale work

Huntington Ingalls Industries said Tuesday it is opening an office in Houston to pursue energy infrastructure projects for its Avondale shipyard that’s been under the threat of closure in New Orleans.

02/15/2013 | Read Story »

New Orleans Sets Precedent On How Tech Should Be Integrated Into Future Super Bowls

New Orleans has been witnessing an economic renaissance due, in large part, to the digital media and technology boom that is currently sweeping the region.

02/07/2013 | Read Story »

New Orleans touts its new status as a “brain magnet”

After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the rebuilding effort transformed that city into one of America’s economic powerhouses.

02/01/2013 | Read Story »

Super Bowl 2013 displays New Orleans’ economic rebirth: Letter

Re: “Does enthusiasm trump reality in game’s economic projections?” A-1, Jan. 25. Your article highlighted the difficulties with determining the immediate economic impact of the Super Bowl.

02/01/2013 | Read Story »