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Louisiana’s “Young Entrepreneur of the Year”
Students shop for bargains
You could call it our entrepreneurial “spring.” Creative enterprise is coming into full bloom in New Orleans, as evidenced by the fact that it’s increasingly difficult to keep up with all the business success stories. Consider William Kethman, a 24-year-old…
Star power carries economic spinoff
Business sees Mississippi River
as source of electricity.
Airport director reins in a high-flying plan
It’s been more than 40 years since a middle-aged character in the now-classic movie The Graduate counseled young Benjamin Braddock, played by Dustin Hoffman, about his future. “I want to say one word to you,” Mr. McGuire advises Braddock. “Plastics.”Depending…
In a tight economy, even Harrah’s aims to cozy up with locals.
Sometimes Doug Thornton can scarcely believe his own story: In August 2005, the giant stadium he oversees suffers millions of dollars worth of damage from a major hurricane and several days of housing tens of thousands of flood refugees. The…
Hyatt project adds a hospitality hub
Conditions make this a good time to stay put.
Let us talk appreciation. No, not that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when somebody does something nice for you. I am talking about dollars growing into bigger dollars – like when your house (you hope) appreciates in value from year…
Local industry takes on a green hue
New Orleans continues to snag jobs.
Keeping jobs alive in New Orleans
promotion act can lure visitors
It is a typical pattern in the commodities business in the Gulf of Mexico: Just when you think the party’s over, something happens to bring it back to life. Recently, an independent oil company with deep roots in Louisiana gave…
Mayoral campaigns more often than not include promises to bring new business and jobs to the city, but mayors often allow themselves to get bogged down in meaningless activity to the neglect of more important business. Here are a few…
With Mardi Gras near, people in the local hospitality industry must be gleefully rubbing their hands together. Their growing anticipation of the city’s signature annual celebration surely is working them into a frenzy, right? To a degree, yes. Carnival season…
Imported shrimp takes its toll on local fishermen
Wanna start a business? It is just possible that the time is right in New Orleans.The local climate for startups has received considerable attention of late. That is because the national business press has picked up on New Orleans’ trend…
Yacht builder positions to catch the next wave
Advice to tourism businesses
Homeowners, take heart:
patience may pay off
Retailers take the pulse of the local economy
What it could mean for New Orleans
Even in a slow economy
Analysts say New Orleans must pounce on business opportunities
The past year gave many Americans the financial shock of their lives. Though the trouble appeared to erupt from the investment banks of Wall Street, the roots of the problems reached deep into the credit practices of lenders across the…
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