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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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October 01, 2014

City Requests Proposals for Redevelopment of 2 Canal Street

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Building Corporation are seeking qualifications and proposed development concepts from experienced real estate developers for the redevelopment of the 33-story building and site of the former World Trade Center located at 2 Canal Street.

October 01, 2014

New Orleans Recreation Development Commission to Host Job Fair

NEW ORLEANS, LA— Today the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) announced that it will hold a job fair for part-time site supervisors on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the NORDC Milne Campus, 5420 Franklin Avenue.

October 01, 2014

GE Foundation Commits $1.5 Million to Support New Orleans Skills and Economic Development

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The GE Foundation announced today a $1.5 million grant to help fill the advanced manufacturing and water management skills gap in New Orleans.  This grant will support Delgado Community College’s ongoing efforts to train certified water infrastructure personnel to work at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans.

September 30, 2014

City of New Orleans Celebrates St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line Recognition as a National Historic Landmark

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the United States Department of the Interior announced that the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Operating since 1835, the St. Charles Streetcar Line is the nation’s oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world. National Historic Landmarks are historic places that possess exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States.

September 30, 2014

Media Advisory: GE Foundation to Announce Grant to Support New Orleans Skills and Economic Development

NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, the GE Foundation will announce a multi-year grant to support the development of advanced manufacturing and water management skills in New Orleans. The program will support Delgado Community College’s ongoing efforts to train certified water infrastructure personnel, helping to fill critical infrastructure jobs by connecting job seekers to opportunities at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans.

September 30, 2014

Renaissance RX Announces 425-Job Biomedical Expansion in New Orleans

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 26, 2014

Stallings Gentilly Pool to Remain Open Until Friday, Oct 10, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) announced that the Stallings Gentilly Pool at 1600 Gentilly Blvd. will remain open daily until Friday, October 10, 2014.

September 26, 2014

City Provides Update on Progress of Expanded Lot Maintenance Initiative

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans provided updates on ongoing blight reduction and local hiring efforts with the expansion of the Lot Maintenance Initiative. Launched in August 2014, this initiative is a pro-active, place-based response to remediate overgrown and trashed lots from privately-owned properties.

September 19, 2014

City Proposes New Investments from Added Revenue, Including New Public Safety Equipment for NOPD

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, at the City Council’s Budget, Audit & Review Committee, Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration announced plans for new revenue the City is receiving as a result of new retail expansions secured by the Landrieu Administration, as well as the City’s more aggressive collection efforts.

September 17, 2014

Mayor Landrieu to Announce New Efforts to Promote Mississippi River Commerce and Sustainability

NEW ORLEANS, LA – TODAY, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join over 20 river mayors as part of the Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative (MRCTI) to announce new efforts to improve the health and sustainability of the Mississippi River and its communities. The mayors will unveil the Mississippi River Sustainability Development Fund that will provide grants to support startup costs associated with sustainable waterfront development.

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