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Remembering Katrina, Two Louisiana Cities Acknowledge a Common Fate

Seven years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall 65 miles southeast of New Orleans. Winds topping 100 miles per hour ripped across the city, while its outdated levee system suffered 53 breaches, slowly submerging three-quarters of the city.

08/29/2012 | Read Story »

2 New Orleans schools training students for burgeoning digital media field

At least two local colleges are preparing students to enter the digital media field as Louisiana draws more businesses that perform post-production work for the film and entertainment industry.

08/19/2012 | Read Story »

In New Orleans, A Flurry Of News Movement

It’s been stormy in New Orleans this month — a description you can use for what’s been happening in its news scene, too. After the shock in May over plans by the Newhouse family’s Advance Publications to cut the Times-Picayune’s print schedule to three days a week, New Orleanians launched a protest that is resulting in a flurry of movement on the news scene.

07/28/2012 | Read Story »

School lunch vendor plans Kenner facility, touts healthier options

Revolution Foods, an Oakland, Calif.-based school food and nutrition education company, will open a culinary center in Kenner, a move that education leaders hope infuses healthier food options into New Orleans-area school cafeterias.

08/01/2012 | Read Story »

New News in New Orleans

NPR, Other Nonprofits Band Together to Provide an Alternative to Local Paper

07/26/2012 | Read Story »

A Look Into America’s Fastest Growing City

The lush branches of the majestic oak trees lining New Orleans’ historic St. Charles Avenue have never looked more glorious… Read More »

07/26/2012 | Read Story »

NOLA, Baton Rouge, Shreveport Hubs Make Louisiana Top-Ranked Digital Media Leader

“Louisiana’s rich culture in creativity, film, music and television has been a natural fit for the development of an emerging digital media and technology industry,” said Business Facilities Editor in Chief Jack Rogers.

07/25/2012 | Read Story »

Louisiana’s FastStart, Quick Start Tops in Workforce Training

“Louisiana’s FastStart continues to be the gold standard for workforce training programs, which increasingly are an essential element in successful economic development projects,” said Business Facilities’ Editor in Chief Jack Rogers. “Businesses relocating to Louisiana can be certain they will have strong support from the state in acquiring and training skilled workers.”

07/24/2012 | Read Story »