Watch out for Collision!! Collision Conference, that is, being held in New Orleans, this May.
That's my take attending the show last year. Collision Conference is where tech collides with business and opportunities. And I must say, it just might even be better, this time coming.
One major New Orleans spring festival down and one yet left to go. by all accounts, the first one was a glowing success.
French Quarter Festivals, Inc.released this year's attendance figures that indicate that over 700,000* festival-goers enjoyed the music, food, special events, and of course, the historic French Quarter. President & CEO Emily Madero said, "Visitors came from around the world to join with locals and celebrate our incredible music, food, and culture. With roughly 1,700 local musicians, the best of New Orleans was truly on display all four days."
Great timing, referenced Michael Hecht in his email this morning promoting more good news. Hecht is president of GNO Inc, the Economic Development organization representing New Orleans, the River Parishes.
The publication Smart Asset rates the city--first in tech jobs growth and fifth in "Tech for Women".
Why great timing?
Today is the last day of Entrepreneurship Week. In less than two months, a major technology event hosted by New Orleans named Collision Conference.
Another year, another record or two for New Orleans tourism.
According to statistics released today, 2016 was a banner year for the city, which has been on a roll since the Hurricane Katrina devastation.
One of the major developments over the past decade, or so, particularly after Hurricane Katrina has been the redevelopment of New Orleans' signature avenues, known as Canal Street, right on the edge of the downtown section of one of the nation's oldest communities.
What’s happening in Downtown New Orleans?
Today, March 8, Kurt Weigel, the President and CEO of the New Orleans Downtown Development District will field questions from the public and from Stephen Sabludowsky on Bayoubuzz’s next Facebook Live-Twitter Live event.
Back in late January of 1999, I had just finished a two-year stint as Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party. Looking for a new project, I started a political newsletter with journalist and commentator Christopher Tidmore.
The city of New Orleans is not making progress in fighting violent crime. In fact, the murder rate seems to be escalating. In 2016, the murder rate increased to 175 victims, an increase of 7% from the year before. Per capita, New Orleans had the fourth highest murder rate in the country in 2016. However, per FBI statistics, in the five-year period ending in 2015, New Orleans had the highest murder rate in the country with 46.9 murders per 100,000 citizens.
New Orleans has made a population recovery since Hurricane Katrina.
According to new information provided by Michael Hecht of GNO Inc, the city is leading the country in population growth over the past five years, with 46% of that increase coming from Latin America.