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New Orleans business: Most improved in 2011

Once worst in MarketWatch study, Big Easy now in top third of class

12/13/2011 | Read Story »

States want to direct flow of Gulf oil spill fines

“It’s only fair and makes common sense that the money ought to stay in the area where the damage was done,” says Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the House bill’s main author.

12/06/2011 | Read Story »

Louisiana has risen 19 spots for “Best States for Business” by Forbes

The U.S. economy grew by 2.5% in the third quarter which was its best performance in a year, but no one is breaking out the party hats just yet after the first half saw microscopic growth of 0.9%.

11/22/2011 | Read Story »

NOLAbound opens applications to lure entrepreneurs to New Orleans

The city of New Orleans today is rolling out the social media red carpet for aspiring entrepreneurs, as applications open… Read More »

11/21/2011 | Read Story »

Biz: And Now, a BioInnovation Center

Three years ago this column likened the challenge of developing a local bioscience industry to the impossible task of herding… Read More »

11/01/2011 | Read Story »

Gameloft New Orleans studio manager talks about the gaming boom in the Big Easy

With the best tax incentives in the U.S. for game makers, the Big Easy has attracted its first big game company with Gameloft, one of the largest mobile game publishers in the world.

10/31/2011 | Read Story »

The Young Entrepreneurs

Though New Orleans is becoming known for young entrepreneurship, many startups are filled with natives and near-natives. What it will take to reverse the brain drain.

10/25/2011 | Read Story »

Job growth provides ultimate lure to New Orleans

New Orleans’ charm continues to work its magic, so much so that people who can’t find a job or have been laid off are willing to take steep pay cuts to stay here.

10/19/2011 | Read Story »