Economic Development

‘It will be a mess:’ Traffic headaches from Convention Center Blvd. not expected to go away when construction ends

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

December 12, 2019

Large portions of Convention Center Boulevard are closed for the entire month of December. It’s just the latest in...

Convention Center approves 2020 spending plan, defers vote on major architectural contract

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

November 21, 2019

The governing body of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center set its 2020 budget at its Wednesday...

Ahead of major tourism industry merger, council members worry about accountability and public input in the city’s tourism future

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

November 15, 2019

On Friday, The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, a public municipal entity, provided some of the first details into...

(Opinion) City Seeks to Raise Your Taxes

By Jeff Thomas

Source: Think504

October 27, 2019

One of the reasons you love Think504 is that we keep you informed about important political and civic decisions...

At meeting this week, more details emerge on new convention center hotel deal

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

October 23, 2019

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center reached a deal last week with a consortium of private developers...

Officials say Convention Center hotel will bring jobs and tourism; some residents aren’t sold

By Kaylee Poche

Source: Gambit

October 22, 2019

At a public meeting Monday night, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s governing body touted its plans for a...

BGR Surveys Jefferson Parish Council Candidates on Key Policy Issues

September 13, 2019

Today BGR releases Questions for a New Parish Council, the second in a two-part report series providing the views...

BGR Surveys Jefferson Parish President Candidates on Key Policy Issues

September 12, 2019

Today BGR releases Questions for a New Parish President, the first in a two-part series of reports providing the...

New Orleans hospitality workers: New health care initiative a ‘timid’ but ‘good’ first step

By Emily Woodruff

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

August 9, 2019

The hospitality industry in New Orleans brings in $8.7 billion per year, according to a report commissioned by the city in...

Controversial New Orleans convention center hotel bill gets OK; a look at what’s next

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Advocate

June 9, 2019

The controversial 1,200-room hotel proposed for the upriver end of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center passed a major milestone...