Economic Development

Our Views: Mayor Cantrell needs to grab at more than tourism dollars to solve New Orleans’ drainage woes

By The Advocate Editorial Board

Source: The Advocate

October 12, 2018

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell built her political career by being a disruptor, and she won election with 60...

There’s a roadblock for LaToya Cantrell’s latest tax revenue-shifting plan: John Alario

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

October 6, 2018

Louisiana state Senate President John Alario on Friday threw cold water on Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s tentative plan to try to...

Danae Columbus: Mayor Cantrell needs Gov. Edwards’ help to keep more tourism taxes in New Orleans

By Danae Columbus

Source: Uptown Messenger

September 20, 2018

When Mayor LaToya Cantrell addressed the Bureau of Governmental Research on Tuesday, she was quick to talk about her...

Letters: Convention Center should explore better deal

By Letter to the Editor

Source: The Advocate

September 14, 2018

I read with interest a recent article in The Advocate in which a group that includes Joe Jaeger is...

Convention Center hotel subsidies questioned by watchdog group

By Greg LaRose

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

September 14, 2018

The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center’s proposal to build a 1,200-room hotel on its property is drawing...

BGR: Convention Center consultant for hotel project underestimates value of proposed public contributions; Convention Center reacts

By Sabrina Wilson

Source: FOX 8

September 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -The Bureau of Governmental Research, a watchdog group released an open-letter it sent to the New...

Watchdog group questions consultant’s analysis of Convention Center hotel project

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

September 13, 2018

A local government watchdog offered a detailed rebuttal to arguments that it’s necessary for developers of a $558 million...

BGR Questions Consultant’s Analysis of Convention Hotel Project

September 13, 2018

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases an open letter to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The letter...

Convention Center officials stress hotel proposal’s economic impact

By Kevin Litten

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

August 23, 2018

Convention Center officials on Wednesday (Aug. 22) released an economic impact study that showed a proposed 1,200-room Convention Center...

Proposed New Orleans convention center hotel would bring in $282M a year, consultant says

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

August 23, 2018

Hoping to counteract mounting criticism over plans to build a publicly subsidized 1,200-room hotel, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center officials...