Economic Development

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...

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...