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The Best Cities for Jobs 2012

Another energy capital, Oklahoma City, ranks 10th, while resurgent New Orleans-Metairie places 13th among the largest metro areas.

05/01/2012 | Read Story »

Gulf permitting rates nearing pre-spill levels

In recent months, permitting in the Gulf of Mexico has become closer to normal, approaching levels prior to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a report from Greater New Orleans Inc.

04/21/2012 | Read Story »

As Filmmaking Surges, New Orleans Becoming Serious Challenger To L.A.

For generations New Orleans‘ appeal to artists, musicians and writers did little to dispel the city’s image as a poor, albeit fun-loving, bohemian tourism haven. As was made all too evident by Katrina, the city was plagued by enormous class and racial divisions, corruption and some of the lowest average wages in the country.

04/20/2012 | Read Story »

Thankful that the New Orleans Hornets are on the way up: A letter to the editor

The Hornets Business Council, representing the business community of the New Orleans region, would like to say thank you.

04/20/2012 | Read Story »

Local fishermen now certified marine personnel

Local fishermen participated in an 80-hour certified marine personnel program sponsored by GNO, Inc., Delgado Community College and Coastal Communities Consulting.

04/13/2012 | Read Story »

GNO Inc. receives honorable mention for economic development work

Regional economic development agency Greater New Orleans Inc. received an honorable mention in an economic development competition coordinated by Business Facilities magazine.

04/11/2012 | Read Story »

Once-decimated Hornets now one of NBA’s most promising franchises

No one predicted the favorable outcome that today defines the Hornets

03/30/2012 | Read Story »

A New Orleans for the Future

Last week, I set out to BeNOLABound with a skeptic’s eye, with no knowledge of what would take place other than that I along with 26 other professionals would be brought around to meet with local business leaders and learn what New Orleans has been up to since I left.

03/23/2012 | Read Story »