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Deepwater drilling moratorium has created ‘hidden victims,’ study says

Small and medium-sized businesses that serve the Louisiana energy industry are cutting employee salaries, dipping into their cash reserves and moving business out of the Gulf of Mexico in an effort to stay afloat, according to a study released Monday by economic development agency Greater New Orleans Inc.

01/30/2012 | Read Story »

Oilfield companies damaged by drilling ban and permit delays, new report says

Small oilfield companies and their employees took the biggest hit during the six-month drilling ban that followed the 2010 BP oil spill, according to a report released Monday.

01/30/2012 | Read Story »

New Orleans ranked in the 2011 Best Cities for Families by Parenting Magazine

The top-ranked American cities to live and raise a family based on great schools, affordable homes, low crime rates, jobs, and parkland.

01/04/2012 | Read Story »

In Katrina’s Wake, New Orleans Enjoys Startup Boom

Venture capital has long been the missing piece in the economy here. But even that’s changing, as new angel investors look to fund nontraditional companies.

12/29/2011 | Read Story »

2011: Year in Review

2011 was a remarkable year for Greater New Orleans, capped by being named the fastest improving economy in the United […]

12/28/2011 | Read Story »

Silicon Valley in the bayou? New Orleans hopes so

Although the recession certainly took hold in New Orleans, it did not cripple the economic forces there as national philanthropies and federal and state dollars delivered direct assistance to revitalize neighborhoods, improve schools, rebuild libraries and streets and create new models for charter school education and neighborhood health care clinics

12/21/2011 | Read Story »

The secret to New Orleans’ “Best Cities for Business” ranking

New Orleans experienced a one-of-a-kind rise in MarketWatch’s Best Cities for Business for 2011.

12/19/2011 | Read Story »