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Congress close to deal on roads bill

The U.S. House and Senate leadership were close late Tuesday night to a final deal on legislation that would direct a few billion dollars in BP fine money to Louisiana and also could keep interest rates low on federal student loans for college.

06/28/2012 | Read Story »

Katrina Comeback Makes New Orleans Fastest-Growing City

New Orleans, in danger seven years ago of being reduced to a “Sliver by the River,” grew faster than any other major U.S. city in the 15 months after the 2010 decennial headcount, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today.

06/27/2012 | Read Story »

Deal reached on RESTORE Act for Florida Gulf

More than two years after the BP oil spill ravaged the Gulf Coast, lawmakers reached a deal Wednesday that could spend billions to boost the region’s economy and restore its environment.

06/27/2012 | Read Story »

GNO group head sees great regional potential

Bolstered by a string of major industrial projects getting under way in various parts of the region, the prospect of positive economic potential in the River Parishes is becoming unparalleled in the state, according to the head of a 10-parish economic alliance.

06/23/2012 | Read Story »

Technology, trade fuel job growth in New Orleans

Forbes magazine names New Orleans the number one city in the country for information technology job growth in 2011. That means more and more new companies are setting up shop here and are hiring workers.

06/20/2012 | Read Story »

New Orleans Clamors for Its Paper

Civic Leaders Explore Media Alternatives, but Urge Publisher to Keep the Times-Picayune as a Daily

06/11/2012 | Read Story »

RESTORE Act creates jobs along ailing Gulf Coast

Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.), released a study last week on the job opportunities in wetlands restoration. The study, commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation and conducted by Mather Economics, found that the potential positive impact of RESTORE Act funding would be substantial.

06/11/2012 | Read Story »

National Chamber Foundation: 2012 Executive Summary; U.S. Chamber Study Ranks Louisiana No. 1 For Export Growth, No. 2 For Income Growth

National leadership in exports, a strong energy sector and policies that are attracting business investment helped Louisiana establish nearly a dozen Top 10 rankings in Enterprising States 2012, a new report by an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

06/11/2012 | Read Story »