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Convention Center entertainment district developer list down to 3

By CityBusiness Staff Reports

Source: New Orleans CityBusiness

April 20, 2020

Three developers have been selected as finalists for a mixed-use entertainment district on 39 acres adjacent to a new...

Convention Center’s ‘entertainment district’ plans delayed as coronavirus hits finances

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 14, 2020

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will delay plans to develop a new, 20-acre “entertainment district” on some of...

Convention Center officials send clear message that they will move ahead with over $1 billion in developments despite community opposition

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

April 14, 2020

Over the past week, officials with the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center have sent a clear message:...

Watchdog group in New Orleans calls for pause of Convention Center hotel project

By Greg LaRose

Source: WDSU

April 9, 2020

A new 1,200-room hotel at the Morial Convention Center downtown is a risky proposal now that the coronavirus has...

Watchdog wants Convention Center hotel paused amid coronavirus concerns

By CityBusiness Staff Reports

Source: New Orleans CityBusiness

April 9, 2020

The Bureau of Governmental Research says a proposed headquarters hotel at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center needs reconsideration now that...

Why watchdog is urging Convention Center in New Orleans to rethink hotel project

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 9, 2020

The Bureau of Governmental Research, a public policy watchdog, has called on leaders of the Ernest N. Morial Convention...

Coalition of 21 groups calls on Convention Center to use $100 million from cash reserves to support hospitality workers

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

March 31, 2020

A coalition of 21 local unions, advocacy organizations and other groups are calling on the Ernest N. Morial New...

Coronavirus response to leave ‘gigantic hole’ in New Orleans economy; Cantrell weighs layoffs

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

March 17, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak and the efforts to slow its spread are set to levy a massive toll on the...

New Orleans, Baton Rouge area People in Business for March 1, 2020

By Staff

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

March 1, 2020

The Bureau of Governmental Research has elected Ludovico Feoli to chair its board of directors for 2020. He is executive director of the Center...

Convention Center proposes settlement over disputed public transit dollars

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

February 27, 2020

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has presented a proposal to Mayor LaToya Cantrell to settle a yearlong dispute with the...