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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… Read More »

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 »

Return to Gulf: Big Oil Grabs Leases

The oil-and-gas industry took another step from the shadows of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on Wednesday when federal officials unsealed more than $330 million in winning bids for drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico, the first offered there since the deadly April 2010 accident.

12/15/2011 | Read Story »

WSJ: New Orleans is 2011’s most improved city for business

NEW ORLEANS — It wasn’t long ago that New Orleans was at the very bottom of the Wall Street Journal’s… Read More »

12/14/2011 | Read Story »

New Orleans business: Most improved in 2011

Once worst in MarketWatch study, Big Easy now in top third of class

12/13/2011 | Read Story »

States want to direct flow of Gulf oil spill fines

“It’s only fair and makes common sense that the money ought to stay in the area where the damage was done,” says Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the House bill’s main author.

12/06/2011 | Read Story »