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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 »

Louisiana Tops in Economic Growth Potential

Louisiana moved into the top slot in BF’s coveted Economic Growth Potential ranking after finishing a close second in 2011. Rogers also noted that the Bayou State moved into fifth place in Business Facilities’ Best Business Climate ranking, up from seventh last year.

07/23/2012 | Read Story »

New Orleans tops fastest growing cities in America list

While the nation’s population grew last year by just 0.1 percent, many of the largest metropolitan cities are booming. Based on newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 24/7 Wall St. identified the 10 largest cities with the fastest growing populations.

07/22/2012 | Read Story »

The Cities Where A Paycheck Stretches The Furthest

These include some cities that didn’t crack the top 10 of our list but appear to be gaining ground, such as Nashville, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, San Antonio and New Orleans, a once beleaguered city that has experienced the nation’s fastest per capita personal income growth since 2005.

07/09/2012 | Read Story »

New Orleans earns No. 5 ranking on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best list

New Orleans has been selected by Travel + Leisure readers as their fifth-favorite American or Canadian city in the magazine’s annual “World’s Best Awards.” In last year’s rankings, New Orleans was the No. 6 favorite.

07/06/2012 | Read Story »

The Restore Act is a victory for the Gulf Coast: An Editorial

Almost a year after introduction of the Restore Act and after months of intense work by Gulf Coast lawmakers, environmentalists and business leaders, Congress agreed Friday to send at least 80 percent of Clean Water Act fines levied against BP to our region.

07/01/2012 | Read Story »

Passage of Restore Act to be a “game changer” in coastal restoration

Billions of dollars for coastal restoration could be headed to Louisiana. Congress has passed the Restore Act, which means impacted Gulf states will receive the majority of oil-spill related fines.

06/30/2012 | Read Story »

Louisiana’s Diverse Tech Mecca

New Orleans is one of the most diverse and eccentric cities in the country.

06/28/2012 | Read Story »