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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

2014

September 09, 2014

Mayor Landrieu Announces Economic Opportunity Strategy for Disadvantaged Job Seekers and Businesses

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a new comprehensive strategy to connect disadvantaged job seekers and businesses to new opportunities. Spearheaded by the Mayor, the Economic Opportunity Strategy seeks to introduce a new way of connecting all New Orleanians to the city’s economic growth through partnerships with local training providers, social service agencies, and community advocates.

August 21, 2014

Mayor Landrieu and District E Councilmember James Gray Announce Plans for New CVS/Pharmacy in Lower 9th Ward

NEW ORLEANS, LA- Mayor Mitch Landrieu and District E Councilmember James Gray announced today that CVS/pharmacy plans to open a new store in the Lower 9th Ward next year.  It marks the first major retailer to commit to a project in the neighborhood since Hurricane Katrina.

August 21, 2014

City Announces Plans for Redevelopment of Historic St. Roch Market

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans announced plans to complete the redevelopment of the historic St. Roch Market located at 2382 St. Claude Avenue. The City, through its public benefit corporation the New Orleans Building Corporation which manages the St. Roch Market, has selected Bayou Secret, LLC to operate the building.

August 20, 2014

Mayor Landrieu, Hospital Service District A Board of Commissioners Celebrate Delivery, Construction, Completion and Accreditation of the New Orleans East Hospital

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined the Hospital Service District A (HSD), U.S. Congressman Cedric Richmond, State Senator J.P. Morrell, State Representative Wesley Bishop, LCMC Health CEO Greg Feirn, the New Orleans City Council and residents of New Orleans East, Gentilly and the Lower Ninth Ward to celebrate the accreditation and grand opening of the new, state-of-the-art New Orleans East Hospital.

August 14, 2014

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

NEW ORLEANS, LA – A new Walmart opened Wednesday, Aug. 13, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 4301 Chef Menteur Highway and is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

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.

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