Economic Development

New Orleans Convention Center leaders say $1.1 billion investment will pay off, but will it?

By Tyler Bridges

Source: The Advocate

March 23, 2019

Build it and they will come. That’s the rosy forecast by officials from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention...

Key to Cantrell’s 2019 legislative agenda? Tourism cash to rebuild New Orleans S&WB, more

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

March 17, 2019

Less than a month away from the start of the 2019 legislative session, Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s legislative agenda is...

Working groups zeroing in on cash to meet Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s demands for S&WB help

By Tyler Bridges

Source: The Advocate

March 16, 2019

Two groups — one created by the mayor and the governor, the other consisting of tourism and business leaders working...

Assessor: proposed hotel probably wouldn’t get tax exemption

By The Associated Press

Source: The Associated Press via WWL-TV

March 12, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Orleans Parish tax assessor says he’s told convention center officials that a $558 million...

Activists turn up the heat in New Orleans

By C.C. Campbell-Rock

Source: The Louisiana Weekly

March 11, 2019

Community activism is alive and well in New Orleans at the grassroot level. One group, The New Orleans Peoples’...

New Orleans lawmakers see tough fight ahead for infrastructure money

By Beau Evans

Source: | The Times-Picayune

March 10, 2019

With the Louisiana Legislature convening in exactly one month, the first proposals focused on raising more money for New Orleans road...

Planned New Orleans convention center hotel would not qualify for tax exemption, assessor says

By Tyler Bridges

Source: The Advocate

March 10, 2019

Erroll Williams, the Orleans Parish tax assessor, is complicating plans for a hotel that officials of the Ernest N....

Plan to save $330M on New Orleans Convention Center hotel has yet to draw interest from board

By Tyler Bridges

Source: The Advocate

February 28, 2019

A respected investment banker has a plan that he says could save the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center hundreds...

Hotel taxes are at the center of Cantrell’s fight to provide more money for New Orleans infrastructure

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

February 24, 2019

This year agencies in New Orleans charged with overseeing the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, running the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center...

Cantrell pressing governor to use convention center funds for New Orleans infrastructure

By Beau Evans and Julia O'Donoghue

Source: | The Times-Picayune

February 22, 2019

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has signaled she wants $75 million for city infrastructure repairs straight from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s...