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Businesses participating in Louisiana’s Enterprise Zone program reported creating more than 9,000 jobs in 2009. Yet after an evaluation, Louisiana’s economic development agency said the program had only created 3,000 jobs that year.

11/01/2012 | Read Story »

Louisiana: The Emerging Economic Powerhouse of the South

Just four months into the Great Recession, Albemarle Corp. saw significant strides in Louisiana’s business environment and made a bold decision. The specialty chemicals maker announced its global headquarters would move from the capital of Virginia – Richmond – to the capital of Louisiana – Baton Rouge.

10/31/2012 | Read Story »

The Best Cities For Working Mothers, 2012

In budget-friendly southern cities like New Orleans, which landed, for the first time in four years, in the top 10 cities on our list, mothers can expect to spend much less—just $5,900 annually—for childcare.

10/10/2012 | Read Story »

News roundup: BRAC, GNO Inc. recognized for ‘regionalism and cross-border collaboration’ … Voter registration deadline is Tuesday … Jindal to stump in Virginia Wednesday

The Southeast Super-Region Committee, which is made up of board members from BRAC and Greater New Orleans Inc., has been awarded a gold medal from the International Economic Development Council for “regionalism and cross-border collaboration,” the agencies announced today.

10/08/2012 | Read Story »

Regional economic group repackages online employment site for N.O. area

Regional economic development group Greater New Orleans Inc. has launched a repacked version of its professional job board.

09/30/2012 | Read Story »

The Advocate kicks off New Orleans edition with reception at Rock ‘n’ Bowl

With the Lagniappe Brass Band blaring a welcome, The Advocate made its New Orleans debut today with a dash of local style at a morning reception at Rock ‘n’ Bowl.

09/24/2012 | Read Story »

Greater New Orleans #1 Growing Metro Area for Employment

Recent economic reports point to a continued slow pace of national economic recovery during the summer of 2012. Yet even earlier in the second quarter of 2012, the nation’s major metropolitan economies exhibited tremendous variation in their recovery progress.

09/18/2012 | Read Story »

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 »