Economic Development & Entrepreneurship
Washington — The necessity created by Hurricane Katrina when it struck New Orleans 10 years ago proved to be the mother of the invention of a better city, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Tuesday in a speech at the National Press Club. But much work remains to be done — particularly in the area of race Read More >
As the anniversary quickly approaches, we’re doubling down on our efforts to bring you the most comprehensive assessment of the progress of reforms and remaining challenges post-Katrina. Today, The Data Center is releasing the eighth and ninth in a series of reports we are calling The New Orleans Index at Ten Collection. The Rise of Read More >
With the 10th anniversary of Katrina approaching, I’ve been reflecting on my personal journey that began when I, along with like-minded New Orleanians, announced a $10,000 business plan contest in 2000, calling for the best idea in New Orleans (which was won by PetroDesigns.) The Backstory Serendipitously, the 10th anniversary of Katrina will be the Read More >
The necessity created by Hurricane Katrina when it struck New Orleans 10 years ago proved to be the mother of the invention of a better city, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Tuesday in a speech at the National Press Club. But much work remains to be done — particularly in the area of race relations, Landrieu Read More >
“The world breaks everyone, but afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” –Ernest Hemingway When Hurricane Katrina made landfall ten years ago, I was a junior in college in Leavenworth, Kansas. I clearly remember walking out of my dorm room to the commons area and seeing Read More >
Local Businesses Thriving Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina Despite Challenges, New Orleans Businesses Are Bullish NEW ORLEANS, LA: StayLocal, Greater New Orleans’ independent business alliance, announced today the release of its 2015 New Orleans Independent Business Trends Report. The report finds New Orleans businesses out-performing independent businesses nationally according to several indicators. Key findings from the report Read More >
Close to this time ten years ago, I was about to begin my first week of college as a freshmen at Loyola University in New Orleans. My first day would have been August 30, 2005. You know what happens next. At the time, I evacuated to Baton Rouge with my family, where I enrolled at Read More >
The Advocate: New Orleans selected for new experiment aimed to help cities better use data, solve urban problems
New Orleans will gain access to some top experts in data collection and analysis through a new initiative spearheaded by Bloomberg Philanthropies that aims to help municipalities use information they collect to improve the quality of life for their residents. The nonprofit selected New Orleans as one of eight initial “What Works Cities” with which Read More >
Huff Post: How Small-Business Growth And Entrepreneurship Have Powered New Orleans’ Post-Katrina Comeback
Nearly 10 years ago, Hurricane Katrina shone a spotlight on the major challenges the greater New Orleans region had been facing for decades: high poverty, structural unemployment, major population declines, a non-diversified economy and migrating businesses. All this meant that in the 40 years preceding, the area had underperformed the national average in job creation Read More >
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu discusses the “Big Easy’s” comeback ten years after Hurricane Katrina. June 5, 2015. Watch the full video here.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, D-New Orleans, joins Morning Joe to discuss the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Watch the full video here.