Economic Development

BGR Provides Framework for Report on Convention Center

By Lee Zurik and Tom Wright

Source: FOX 8

November 4, 2016

Released in 2015, BGR’s report The $1 Billion Question: Do the Tax Dedications in New Orleans Make Sense? serves as a...

Economic Trend Lines for a Changing Jefferson Parish

December 6, 2016

Jerry Bologna (JEDCO President & CEO) and Robert Edgecombe (GCR, Inc. Urban Planner and Consultant) spoke at a BGR...

Proposed tax breaks raise questions as bid to build hotel near Morial center continues

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

June 17, 2018

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center officials are back at the negotiating table, hoping to finally realize their dream of building a...

BGR Releases Public Contributions to Convention Center Hotel Demand Scrutiny

July 19, 2018

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases Public Contributions to Convention Center Hotel Demand Scrutiny. The report provides an analytical framework...

After talks stall, Morial Convention Center narrows focus for proposed upriver hotel project

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

December 24, 2017

After years of stalled negotiations, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center officials have returned to the drawing board as they seek...

After Round 1 stalled, New Orleans convention center officials restart talks for Omni Hotel

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

May 27, 2018

Second time’s the charm. That’s what members of the New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority hope as they return to...

Take a close look at $330M sweetener for convention center hotel, watchdog says

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

July 19, 2018

A local government watchdog group is urging officials to take a more critical look at a request for hundreds of...

Watchdog report asks Convention Center to slow down $557 million hotel project

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

July 20, 2018

A $557 million hotel proposed for the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center needs a thorough evaluation of the project’s...

Cantrell blasts subsidies sought for proposed Convention Center hotel; center leader urges patience

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

August 14, 2018

In the opening salvo in what could become a lengthy negotiation over whether the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center moves...

Mayor Cantrell asks Convention Center Board to defer on publicly funded hotel project

By Rob Masson

Source: FOX 8

August 14, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) – Mayor Latoya Cantrell is asking the Convention Center board to “defer all action” on a...