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Gayle Benson Promotes Business Development, Tourism in Europe

NEW ORLEANS — Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson is in the midst of a 10-day trip to Germany and Italy, where she recently...

10 Companies Honored as 2024 Louisiana Growth Leaders

BATON ROUGE – From Louisiana Economic Development: LED honored 10 companies as Louisiana Growth Leaders at the 2024 Spotlight Louisiana event Thursday at the Hilton...

Elevated Tour, Spotlighting Small Businesses, Concludes in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (press release) — Our Village United, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering resilient communities through culturally competent technical training and small business incubation,...

Jefferson Parish Celebrates Homeowners Insurance Progress

AVONDALE, La. — Jerry Bologna, president and CEO of the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO), is celebrating a bit of good news related...

New Orleans City Council Approves Topgolf Land Swap

NEW ORLEANS (Verite) — The New Orleans City Council on Thursday approved a controversial land swap that will shift part of Melpomene Street, making...

Horsburgh & Scott Launches Industrial Gearbox Facility in St. Tammany Parish

SLIDELL, La. – From St. Tammany Corporation: International manufacturer Horsburgh & Scott Company announced that it has established a 32,000-square-foot facility in Slidell for the...

New Orleans Chamber to Host Women’s Leadership Conference

NEW ORLEANS – From the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce: The chamber will host its fifth annual Power Up: Women’s Leadership Conference on June 6...

The Next Chapter of New Orleans Business Alliance 

During my nearly nine years with the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA), the organization has persevered through several periods of change, both internally and...

US Economic Growth for Last Quarter a Healthy 3.4% Annual Rate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.4% annual pace from October through December, the government said Thursday in an upgrade...

Survey: N.O. Business Leaders Propose Solutions to City’s Problems

NEW ORLEANS — In his first months in office, Gov. Jeff Landry has focused on Louisiana's biggest metropolitan area by creating the New Orleans...

Walter J. Leger Jr. Voted Chairman of Port NOLA Board

NEW ORLEANS — On March 21, the board of commissioners of the Port of New Orleans elected Walter J. Leger Jr. to serve as...

New Orleans Career Center Releases 2023 Impact Report

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Career Center, which empowers New Orleanians to pursue fulfilling careers, has released its 2023 Impact Report....

Startups Win $275K During New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

NEW ORLEANS — From Greater New Orleans Inc.: Five startups from the first cohort of Opportunity Hub's New Energy Technology Incubator were awarded a total...

LABI Announces Staff Changes, Additions

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) has announced several staff additions and changes. “Louisiana is entering into a new era...

Idea Village Names 2024 IDEApitch Participants

NEW ORLEANS — The Idea Village has announced the four startup companies that will participate in its IDEApitch event at 3 p.m. Thursday, March...

St. Tammany Corp. to Participate in Economic Recovery Corps Program

MANDEVILLE, La (press release) – St. Tammany Corporation today announces that, following a rigorous application and review process, the organization will serve as a...

Report: Louisiana No. 6 in US for Venture Capital Growth

NEW ORLEANS — From Greater New Orleans Inc.: Flippa, a business brokerage, has released an analysis of National Science Foundation and Pitchbook data showing the...

Apply for Thriving African-American Small Business Initiative

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – United Way of Southeast Louisiana opened the application process Thursday for its Thriving African-American Small Business Initiative designed to...

Chamber Luncheon to Feature Landry’s N.O. Transition Council

NEW ORLEANS – From the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce: The chamber will host its 2024 Spring Luncheon featuring Gov. Jeff Landry’s New Orleans Transition...

Japanese Company to Manufacture Chemicals for EV Batteries in Waggaman

WAGGAMAN, La. – Japanese chemical company UBE Corporation announced it will invest $500 million to establish what it says is the first U.S. manufacturing...

Louisiana Job Growth Over Last 12 Months Biggest Since the 90s

NEW ORLEANS — From Greater New Orleans Inc.: Louisiana gained nearly 40,000 jobs over the previous 12 months, the largest gain since 1996-1997, and is...

Nicholls Celebrates Opening of Bayou Region Incubator

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University and Chevron celebrated the grand opening of the Bayou Region Incubator at The Vault this week. Located at...

Landry Removes Job Requirements, Trumps Local Authority for Industrial Tax Breaks

BATON ROUGE (Louisiana Illuminator) — Companies that receive major breaks on their local property taxes to invest in large industrial projects in Louisiana will...

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week Event Returns to the Northshore

MANDEVILLE, La. – STartUP Northshore will host a workshop titled “Innovating for Tomorrow” on Monday, March 11 at Frequencies at the Malt Room in...

Westbank Business & Industry Association Installs 2024 Leadership

MARRERO, La. – Tara Miller of Ochsner Health was installed as president of the Westbank Business & Industry Association on Jan. 31 at Café...

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