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new-orleans-tourismLA taxpayer numbers released; urban garden opens at the Morial Convention Center; students go to the WWII Museum...These are some of the business news today.

 

LA Taxpayer Return on Investment Numbers

Following on the heels of its Federal Dependency and State Tax Rate reports, WalletHub.com today released its latest analysis of the U.S. tax landscape, an in-depth look at which states give taxpayers the Best & Worst Return on Investment.

WalletHub used 27 metrics to compare the quality and efficiency of state government services across six distinct categories – Infrastructure, Education, Health, Safety, Economy and Pollution – to the drastically different rates at which citizens are taxed in each state and municipality.

You can find a brief overview of how Louisiana ranked in the report below. For the full report, please visit: http://wallethub.com/edu/state-taxpayer-roi-report/3283/

Louisiana Taxpayer ROI
49th – Overall ROI Rank
17th – Tax Rate Rank
44th – Infrastructure
50th – Education
40th – Health
34th – Safety
30th – Economy
31st – Pollution

Opening of Urban Garden

On Wednesday, April 23 at 11AM, the ribbon will be cut on the LSU AgCenter's Organic Research Project at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. The project is one of three urban gardens/vegetable production sites in Louisiana. The interest for this type of gardening is increasing, and this project will, according to the press release, "evaluate the effectiveness and economics of organic fertilizer, monitor disease and study the microbial qualities of irrigation water over  the growing season." The event is by invitation only.

WWII Museum Student Week

This summer, high school and college students can spend a week at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans and earn credit. The Summer Residential Program takes place July 13-19. During this week, students will have access to the exhibits, artifacts, images, and documents in the museum. The online course begins already on May 9.

Parsons Dance Perform with Allen Toussaint

On May 10, 8PM, Parsons Dance returns to the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans. This very popular contemporary dance company oozes with "virtuosity, athleticism, and sexiness," according to the press release. The show will also feature a performance by Allen Toussaint and The Allen Toussaint Orchestra. Tickets run from $20 to $80 with discounts for students and seniors.

The Week with LANO

LANO (Louisiana Organization of Nonprofit Organizations) sends out a weekly event calendar. Here are the highlights for the week of April 21-27:

Tuesday, April 22:
Free training in basic Microsoft Excel for LANO network members and their staffs. Held in Baton Rouge.
Board leadership session in Baton Rouge from 8:30 AM to 12 PM. The participants will receive practical tools in an interactive session, and the themes include structuring for success, recruiting and orienting board members, and building working relationships.

Wednesday April 23:
Meet LATAN (Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network) Lunch & Learn in Shreveport, noon to 1 PM. The session will inform and increase awareness of LATAN's programs and services.
Volunteer Recognition with Betty LeBlanc, a lifetime volunteer and past volunteer coordinator. Sponsored by TEAMdynamics.
LANO member networking event in New Orleans 5:30-7:30 PM. The event is an opportunity for nonprofits and corporations to get together to foster relationships.

Thursday, April 24:
Email Marketing seminar in Baton Rouge from 10AM to noon.

Friday, April 25:
Free training session in managerial leadership in Baton Rouge.
Free training session in basic Microsoft Excel in Lafayette.

Saturday, April 20:
NAMIWalk in Lake Charles from 8AM to noon. NAMIWalks is "the largest and most successful mental health  awareness and fundraising event in America."
Providence Corporate Cup in Baton Rouge, 9-11 AM. Free food, drink, and musical entertainment provided to all participants at the post-race party.
Dancing for Big Buddy, a "gala and show [that] will feature many of our community's leaders and prominent citizens as they present their ballroom dance performances along with their professional dance partners." Baton Rouge, 7-10 PM.

LA Taxpayer Return on Investment Numbers


Following on the heels of its Federal Dependency and State Tax Rate reports, WalletHub.com today released its latest analysis of the U.S. tax landscape, an in-depth look at which states give taxpayers the Best & Worst Return on Investment.


WalletHub used 27 metrics to compare the quality and efficiency of state government services across six distinct categories – Infrastructure, Education, Health, Safety, Economy and Pollution – to the drastically different rates at which citizens are taxed in each state and municipality.


You can find a brief overview of how Louisiana ranked in the report below. For the full report, please visit: http://wallethub.com/edu/state-taxpayer-roi-report/3283/


Louisiana Taxpayer ROI

  • 49th – Overall ROI Rank

  • 17th – Tax Rate Rank

  • 44th – Infrastructure

  • 50th – Education

  • 40th – Health

  • 34th – Safety

  • 30th – Economy

  • 31st – Pollution


Opening of Urban Garden


On Wednesday, April 23 at 11AM, the ribbon will be cut on the LSU AgCenter's Organic Research Project at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. The project is one of three urban gardens/vegetable production sites in Louisiana. The interest for this type of gardening is increasing, and this project will, according to the press release, "evaluate the effectiveness and economics of organic fertilizer, monitor disease and study the microbial qualities of irrigation water over  the growing season." The event is by invitation only.


WWII Museum Student Week


This summer, high school and college students can spend a week at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans and earn credit. The Summer Residential Program takes place July 13-19. During this week, students will have access to the exhibits, artifacts, images, and documents in the museum. The online course begins already on May 9.


Parsons Dance Perform with Allen Toussaint


On May 10, 8PM, Parsons Dance returns to the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans. This very popular contemporary dance company oozes with "virtuosity, athleticism, and sexiness," according to the press release. The show will also feature a performance by Allen Toussaint and The Allen Toussaint Orchestra. Tickets run from $20 to $80 with discounts for students and seniors.


The Week with LANO


LANO (Louisiana Organization of Nonprofit Organizations) sends out a weekly event calendar. Here are the highlights for the week of April 21-27:


Tuesday, April 22:

  • Free training in basic Microsoft Excel for LANO network members and their staffs. Held in Baton Rouge.

  • Board leadership session in Baton Rouge from 8:30 AM to 12 PM. The participants will receive practical tools in an interactive session, and the themes include structuring for success, recruiting and orienting board members, and building working relationships.


Wednesday April 23:

  • Meet LATAN (Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network) Lunch & Learn in Shreveport, noon to 1 PM. The session will inform and increase awareness of LATAN's programs and services.

  • Volunteer Recognition with Betty LeBlanc, a lifetime volunteer and past volunteer coordinator. Sponsored by TEAMdynamics.

  • LANO member networking event in New Orleans 5:30-7:30 PM. The event is an opportunity for nonprofits and corporations to get together to foster relationships.


Thursday, April 24:

  • Email Marketing seminar in Baton Rouge from 10AM to noon.


Friday, April 25:

  • Free training session in managerial leadership in Baton Rouge.

  • Free training session in basic Microsoft Excel in Lafayette.


Saturday, April 20:

  • NAMIWalk in Lake Charles from 8AM to noon. NAMIWalks is "the largest and most successful mental health  awareness and fundraising event in America."

  • Providence Corporate Cup in Baton Rouge, 9-11 AM. Free food, drink, and musical entertainment provided to all participants at the post-race party.

  • Dancing for Big Buddy, a "gala and show [that] will feature many of our community's leaders and prominent citizens as they present their ballroom dance performances along with their professional dance partners." Baton Rouge, 7-10 PM.

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