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$1M donated by New Orleans’ convention center — but labor activists call for much more

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 22, 2020

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s oversight board on Wednesday approved a donation of $1 million to support programs...

Major labor union threatens to cancel convention in New Orleans if Convention Center doesn’t address local workers’ demands for relief

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

April 20, 2020

The Communications Workers of America, the largest communications and media labor union in the country, is threatening to pull...

Convention Center entertainment district developer list down to 3

By CityBusiness Staff Reports

Source: New Orleans CityBusiness

April 20, 2020

Three developers have been selected as finalists for a mixed-use entertainment district on 39 acres adjacent to a new...

Convention Center’s ‘entertainment district’ plans delayed as coronavirus hits finances

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 14, 2020

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will delay plans to develop a new, 20-acre “entertainment district” on some of...

Convention Center officials send clear message that they will move ahead with over $1 billion in developments despite community opposition

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

April 14, 2020

Over the past week, officials with the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center have sent a clear message:...

Watchdog group in New Orleans calls for pause of Convention Center hotel project

By Greg LaRose

Source: WDSU

April 9, 2020

A new 1,200-room hotel at the Morial Convention Center downtown is a risky proposal now that the coronavirus has...

Watchdog wants Convention Center hotel paused amid coronavirus concerns

By CityBusiness Staff Reports

Source: New Orleans CityBusiness

April 9, 2020

The Bureau of Governmental Research says a proposed headquarters hotel at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center needs reconsideration now that...

Why watchdog is urging Convention Center in New Orleans to rethink hotel project

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 9, 2020

The Bureau of Governmental Research, a public policy watchdog, has called on leaders of the Ernest N. Morial Convention...

BGR: Pause Convention Hotel Deal to Assess Pandemic’s Impact and Reduce Public Costs

April 9, 2020

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research releases a report calling on the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center...

Coalition of 21 groups calls on Convention Center to use $100 million from cash reserves to support hospitality workers

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

March 31, 2020

A coalition of 21 local unions, advocacy organizations and other groups are calling on the Ernest N. Morial New...