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Louisiana to sue over flood insurance reform

Louisiana plans to sue the federal government to delay or block potentially unaffordable price increases tied to reform of the National Flood Insurance Program.

10/11/2013 | Read Story »

The first NOLATech Week celebration of technology in New Orleans is unfolding across the city

The first-time NOLATech Week celebration of the technology industry in New Orleans is underway, having started Monday and continuing through Saturday. It consists of independently organized seminars and social events unfolding in venues across the city, touching on crowd-funding efforts for local enterprises, independent film-making, health care and biosciences efforts, game developing, education entrepreneurship and general discussions of the technology sector in New Orleans.

10/8/2013 | Read Story »

Project to restore Bayou St. John shows new approach to water management in New Orleans

The waterfall dam beneath Robert E. Lee Boulevard was ripped out in January. A few hundred yards away, dredging at the lakefront mouth of Bayou St. John should be completed next month, with much of the muck retained to create wetlands just north of the gates that now seal the bayou — and the heart of New Orleans — against storm surge.

10/4/2013 | Read Story »

New Orleans: The Big Busy

Read the full report from EconSouth here: The Big Busy

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New Orleans economy is good news for all

A report this week from the U.S. Commerce Department shows the greater New Orleans area had one of the fastest growing economies in the nation last year.

9/27/2013 | Read Story »

Announcing the 2013 Best Places to Work

CityBusiness announces its 2013 Best Places to Work, recognizing 50 area companies based on how well they treat their most important asset — their employees.

9/19/2013 | Read Story »

Serbian prime minister visits New Orleans looking to strengthen economic ties

The prime minister of Serbia, Ivica Dacic, is in New Orleans, drawn by the city’s energy industry, port, mining operations and technology businesses and seeking to encourage investment in Serbia. He’s meeting local politicians and business leaders and visiting the Port of New Orleans and National World War II Museum.

9/16/2013 | Read Story »

New Orleans technology festival unveils details of its debut in October

The inaugural edition of the NOLATech Week technology festival in October has released its schedule and launched its website,

9/13/2013 | Read Story »