December 30, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA- Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu applauded the successes of the City’s economic development efforts during 2014. Throughout the year, the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the New Orleans Business Alliance continued to celebrate the attraction of nationally recognized retailers and the continued distinction of New Orleans as a hub for economic innovation and growth.
November 18, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is pleased to announce that Allegiant Air will begin nonstop service from four destinations beginning early February 2015, just in time for Mardi Gras. The nonstop destinations include Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN; and Orlando-Sanford, FL. Allegiant will operate from Concourse C.
November 06, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA — Today, the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development will launch the third round of the Small Business Assistance Fund (SBAF) loan program, a financing opportunity created by Mayor Landrieu in partnership with NewCorp, Inc. to support the growth of new and existing small businesses. The application period will be on a rolling basis. SBAF applications are currently available online at www.newcorpinc.com.
October 20, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA— On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Economic Development will kick off another series of Business Information Sessions designed to connect local entrepreneurs and business owners with useful tools and resources.
September 30, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA — Today, LED Secretary Stephen Moret and Renaissance RX founder and CEO Tarun Jolly announced the biomedical company will create at least 425 new direct jobs and make an $8 million capital investment in a new headquarters location in the Central Business District of New Orleans. Founded in 2012 with five employees at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, Renaissance RX has experienced rapid growth.
September 09, 2014
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
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
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
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
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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.