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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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June 11, 2014

City of New Orleans, Walmart Announce Grand Opening of New Orleans East Walmart

NEW ORLEANS, LA – A new Walmart opened Wednesday, June 11, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony, at 8 a.m. The new store at 6000 Bullard Ave. is conveniently located off of I-10 and is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. It provides New Orleans residents shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services.

May 14, 2014

Chiquita Announces Company will Return Its Shipping Operations to Port of New Orleans After Four-Decade Hiatus

NEW ORLEANS,LA — Today, Mayor Landrieu  joined Gov. Bobby Jindal and Chiquita Brands International Inc. Senior Vice President Mario Pacheco to announce the company will relocate its shipping operations from the Port of Gulfport in Mississippi to the Port of New Orleans. Chiquita plans to ship 60,000 to 78,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units, or TEUs, per year at the Port of New Orleans, representing a roughly 15 percent increase in current container volumes there.

May 02, 2014

Mayor Landrieu and Councilmember Palmer Announce Agency Partnership to Redevelop Former City Incinerator Site in Algiers

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and District C Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer announced that the City of New Orleans and the Louisiana Land Trust (LLT) will partner to demolish the former City incinerator site located at 2300 Hendee Street in Algiers. The blighted, City-owned structure has sat vacant since it closed in 1975. The demolition is the first step in an overall strategy to redevelop the site and put it back into commerce.

April 25, 2014

Mayor Landrieu Releases Report on Cultural Economy

NEW ORLEANS, LA— Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the “2013 New Orleans Cultural Economy Snapshot,” an in-depth analysis of the value of the City’s cultural economy.

April 25, 2014

Spirit Airlines Adds New Destinations to New Orleans Market

NEW ORLEANS, LA– The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is pleased to announce that low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will add two (2) new destinations from New Orleans.  On August 1, 2014, Spirit Airlines will begin a daily non-stop flight from New Orleans to Houston (IAH) and Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) with their all-Airbus fleet. The flight to Ft. Lauderdale is timed to allow for their many connections to Central America from that city.

April 22, 2014

New Orleans Achieves 9.28 Million Visitors in 2013

NEW ORLEANS,LA - New Orleans' tourism industry welcomed 9.28 million visitors in 2013, an increase of three percent, or about 272,000 people, from 2012 (9.01 million). The 9.28 million visitors spent $6.47 billion, a 4.5 percent increase over 2012 and the highest spending in the city's history, according to a study released today.

April 22, 2014

Airport Aggressively Seeking Local DBE Companies for North Terminal Work

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) and City of New Orleans are aggressively seeking and encouraging DBEs (disadvantage business enterprises) to participate on the new $650 million North Terminal project at the Airport. Since the January announcement of the plans for a new terminal, officials have hosted two DBE outreach sessions to inform and encourage local DBE participation. The terminal is set to open ahead of the 300th anniversary of New Orleans in May 2018.

April 07, 2014

Mayor Landrieu, Riverwalk and JOB1 Celebrate the Creation of More Than 1,600 Local Jobs

NEW ORLEANS– Today, The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk hosted a major job fair, in partnership with JOB1 in the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development.The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, and its participating tenants received applicants for the more than 1,600 permanent part-time and full-time positions in management, sales, food service, administrative and more. More than 4,200 job seekers attended the event to mingle and interview with Riverwalk tenants.

April 07, 2014

City to Host Information Session About Employment Opportunities at New Orleans East Hospital

NEW ORLEANS, LA–On Monday, April 7, 2014, representatives from the New Orleans East Hospital in partnership with Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Economic Development, the Office of Neighborhood Engagement and JOB1, will present about employment opportunities for 120 positions at the hospital. The community information session will explain the hiring process and detail services that will be available upon the hospital's opening.

 

April 07, 2014

Mayor Landrieu, Howard Hughes Company To Host The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk Job Fair

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the Office of Workforce Development will join The Howard Hughes Corporation to host The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk Job Fair. JOB1, as part of the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development, has partnered to help prepare New Orleans residents for more than 1,600 permanent jobs at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, including management, sales, food service, administrative and janitorial positions.

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