We will conduct a comprehensive analysis of the city’s ability to meet the workforce needs expected to arise over the next decade in the bioinnovation and health services industry. The workforce analysis is being funded with part of a $300,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF). Results of the study will be used to design solutions to identified gaps in the workforce pipeline and barriers to local hiring and advancement within anchor healthcare institutions and bioinnovation companies.
We are proud to partner with the largest sustainable building event in the US as it marches into New Orleans! Members of ProsperityNOLA’s Sustainable Industries Industry Council will be attending this conference to help promote New Orleans as positive place for growing and developing businesses in this cluster, and as thought leaders in resiliency and disaster recovery.
Join us this October 22–24 for Greenbuild 2014 and help us show the world why the Crescent City is the perfect setting for the green movement.
We’re happy to announce that we have initiated a three-month assessment of local healthcare institutions’ procurement needs and local small businesses’ capacity to fulfill those needs. This study is the next step in the anchor institution strategy identified in ProsperityNOLA, the city’s five-year plan for economic growth. Through a competitive bid process, NOLABA selected the Washington, D.C.-based Democracy Collaborative and local disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) partner DMM & Associates to undertake the study.
LCMC Health announced today an investment of $100,000 in the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) to support the further development of the New Orleans Bioinnovation and Health Services cluster. This marks the first anchor institution investment in development of the biomedical cluster. “As New Orleans continues to grow and expand economically, LCMC Health pledges its support to the city of New Orleans and NOLABA to solidify the city and New Orleans as a powerhouse in healthcare and as a national business leader,” stated Greg Feirn, CEO of LCMC Health.