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collision segment1Watch 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.

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fest crowdOne 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."

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21376 Michael HechtGreat 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 news:

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.

 

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tourism dayAnother 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.

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canal stOne 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.

 

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kurt wWhat’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.

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crouere hangoutBack 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. 

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CRIME SCENEThe 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.

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new orleans tourismNew 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.

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hecht imageNew Orleans and the River Region has witnessed many changes since Hurricane Katrina disrupted life, for far too many in late August 2005.

 

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graves c 3Shades of Katrina?

    Is political partisanship raising its ugly head again in the face of another Louisiana disaster?  Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards thinks so.

    Edwards got some rough treatment from a congressional committee in Washington, D.C. when he testified before it recently about the state’s response to flood problems.

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jbeWith equal parts pugnaciousness and disingenuousness, Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards’ highly-politicized 2017 State of the State speech laid out a truly flawed vision for Louisiana going forward.

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jim bernieIs Russia now our enemy, once again?

Did Donald Trump make the right move or was the latest attack, simply some wag the dog?

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Iron nancy reagan 6n 1986, United States President Ronald Reagan authorized military aircraft to unleash a torrent of bombs in Tripoli, Libya to send a strong message to Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The attack was in response to Gaddafi’s involvement in the terrorist bombing of a Berlin disco that resulted in the death of American soldiers. 

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