Economic Development

Mayor Cantrell launches task force seeking portion of Convention Center surplus

By Rob Masson

Source: FOX 8

February 19, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Mayor LaToya Cantrell wants millions of dollars from the Convention Center and said the city...

Nonprofit finds ‘lost penny’ in hotel taxes

By William Wann

Source: The Maroon

February 19, 2019

What was originally meant to be a temporary move to ease the construction of the Superdome may still be...

Should New Orleans Receive Money In Hotel Taxes Collected?

By Newell Normand

Source: WWL Radio

February 18, 2019

Amy Glovinsky and Paul Rioux of the Bureau of Governmental Research joined Newell to talk about the tourism dollar...

Death and Hotel Taxes: BGR releases new report on New Orleans hotel sales tax

By Jennifer Gibson Schecter

Source: Biz New Orleans

February 2019

The old idiom that nothing is certain but death and taxes remains true, with the possible addition of Roger...

City councilwoman wants to shift tourism funding to public transportation

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

February 6, 2019

New Orleans City Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer is calling for an end to a longtime arrangement that diverts about...

Research findings say hotel tax money could improve city services

By Josh Roberson

Source: FOX 8

February 5, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -The City of New Orleans wants to spread the wealth from hotel tax funding. The Bureau...

Commentary: Cantrell’s taxing issue

By Gambit Commentary

Source: Gambit

January 31, 2019

Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s effort to get more of New Orleans’ hotel-motel taxes into the city’s general fund got a...

Watchdog group: New Orleans should get more from hotel tax, scrutiny needed for Convention Center

By Tyler Bridges

Source: The Advocate

January 31, 2019

The Bureau of Governmental Research has waded into the big-dollar tax dispute between Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the tourism...

Restoring 1 percent hotel sales tax for New Orleans infrastructure is a non-starter, tourism officials say

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 30, 2019

Restoring a 1 percent sales tax on New Orleans hotels would be a step too much for the city’s...

Diverse reaction to recommendations on New Orleans hotel tax

By Kevin McGill

Source: The Associated Press

January 30, 2019

NEW ORLEANS The New Orleans government’s share of taxes from hotel rooms in the tourism-dependent city should increase by more...