Economic Development

Superdome, arenas get record-setting boost from hotel taxes: audit

By Kevin Litten

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

December 17, 2018

The Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District, the state entity with oversight of Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Center, raked...

New Orleans’ hospitality jobs far fewer than industry claims, report says; so, what gives?

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

December 11, 2018

Amid new pressure from unions and an ongoing debate over whether the city’s hospitality and tourism industry is doing...

Latest New Orleans hotel tax idea could generate $6.7M for city projects; LaToya Cantrell calls plan ‘inadequate’

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

December 6, 2018

Facing political pressure to share some of their hotel tax revenue with city agencies, New Orleans tourism leaders on...

New Orleans hospitality leaders pitch hotel sales tax increase dedicated to local infrastructure

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

December 6, 2018

New Orleans hospitality industry and business representatives are pitching a plan to raise $81 million in one-time money to...

Nonprofit status for New Orleans convention center hotel? Looks like ducking taxes, assessor says

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

November 22, 2018

As negotiations continue behind the scenes over the terms of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s proposed 1,200-room high-rise...

Gov. Edwards opposes plan to redirect hotel taxes to New Orleans infrastructure

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

November 13, 2018

A plan by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell to ask state lawmakers to shift some hotel taxes from tourism...

Gov. John Bel Edwards on State Priorities of Local Importance

November 13, 2018

Governor John Bel Edwards presented at a BGR Breakfast Briefing on State of Louisiana priorities of local importance. BGR...

Here’s the first look at proposed $558M Ernest N. Morial Convention Center hotel project’s exterior

By Advocate Staff

Source: The Advocate

November 13, 2018

The would-be developers of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s proposed $557.5 million, 1,200-room Omni Hotel have released the first design...

See the Morial Convention Center hotel developers want

By Kevin Litten

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

November 13, 2018

The developer of a proposed 1,200-room Ernest N. Morial Convention Center hotel has released a rendering of the structure,...

Jeff Sadow: Mayor Cantrell’s idea to fund New Orleans S&WB should be no brainer for Legislature

By Jeff Sadow

Source: The Advocate

October 13, 2018

Let New Orleans drown in water and red ink or stop giving special interests money to finance their real-life...