Economic Development

Millions set for crumbling New Orleans infrastructure as Gov. Edwards, Cantrell announce tourism deal

By Tyler Bridges and Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

May 6, 2019

The city of New Orleans’ crumbling infrastructure will receive an infusion of tens of millions of dollars under a...

On hotel taxes, Cantrell close to securing part of ‘fair share’

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

April 30, 2019

The closing of a deal to secure millions of dollars in immediate and continuing money for the city’s drainage infrastructure and the Sewerage &...

Our Views: Non-transparent Topgolf deal lands New Orleans Convention Center in PR sand trap

By Advocate Editorial

Source: The Advocate

April 30, 2019

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, a major player in the New Orleans tourism industry, is sitting on some...

Russel Honoré: Dear New Orleans, this ‘simple’ plan can make sure the city survives the next storm

By Russel L. Honoré

Source: The Advocate

April 29, 2019

America faces a crisis at home more urgent than any before — other than Pearl Harbor and 9/11. That crisis...

Joe Jaeger, vexed by Topgolf proposal, pulls out of controversial Convention Center hotel project

By Gordon Russell

Source: The Advocate

April 27, 2019

New Orleans developer and hotelier Joe Jaeger announced Saturday that he is withdrawing from the team seeking to build...

How LaToya Cantrell used a power play against hospitality industry in tourism-dollars fight

By Tyler Bridges

Source: The Advocate

April 22, 2019

In a hardball move against the hospitality industry, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell took her fight for tourism tax...

Is New Orleans getting its “fair share” of revenue from the tourism industry?

By Tommy Tucker

Source: WWL Radio

April 8, 2019

Hear WWL Radio’s Tommy Tucker talk with Amy Glovinsky, President/CEO BGR (Bureau of Governmental Research), about the City’s efforts...

What’s fair use of New Orleans tourism dollars? Debate spills into public at expert forum

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Advocate

April 3, 2019

The contentious debate over how to use New Orleans tourism tax dollars that has rumbled along largely behind closed...

On New Orleans tourism, see expert quotes on ‘world class’ city, key goals, more at forum

By The Advocate

Source: The Advocate

April 3, 2019

An expert panel on tourism brought together a host of important industries and ideas Tuesday morning in downtown New...

Fair Play, Fair Share, Part 1: New Orleans and the Lost Penny

By Michael David Raso

Source: Big Easy Magazine

March 25, 2019

It’s 2019, but looking at some of the city’s old and antiquated infrastructure, it doesn’t feel like it. We...