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.
Notice is hereby given that nominations for the New Orleans Business Alliance’s Board of Directors are currently being accepted.
All nominations must be submitted in writing and delivered to the organization at 935 Gravier Street, Suite 2020, New Orleans, LA 70112 via US Mail, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person ending September 19, 2014 at 5:00pm.
Nominations should include the name, address and phone number of each nominee, bio and/or resume, along with a completed nomination form. Each nominee as well as the person nominating him or her must reside in Orleans Parish or have a primary business address or employer’s business address in Orleans Parish. Nominees must be at least 21 years of age.
Please contact Claire Sojourner at email@example.com with any questions. Self-nominations will be accepted but all information listed above must be included.
Today, President and CEO of the New Orleans Business Alliance Rodrick Miller announced that he will leave his post later this month to assume the role of CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation in Detroit, Michigan.
Miller joined the New Orleans Business Alliance in 2011. As the first ever public-private partnership for economic development in the city, the New Orleans Business Alliance was established in 2010 by Mayor Mitch Landrieu as the official non-profit organization tasked with advancing economic development initiatives on behalf of the City of New Orleans.
Mayor Landrieu said, “From the beginning, the New Orleans Business Alliance has been a key part of our economic development strategy. Together with the board of directors, Rod has built a strong organization focused on job growth, creating wealth and building an equitable and sustainable economic future for New Orleans. Rod served the city well and we thank him for his years of service.”
Since its formation, the New Orleans Business Alliance has grown from a start-up to an established engine focused on economic growth. In 2013, it launched ProsperityNOLA, the City’s first-ever strategic plan for economic development that serves as a roadmap for ensuring New Orleans’ economic growth leading up to 2018.
New Orleans Business Alliance Board Chairman Henry Coaxum said, “I thank Rod for his leadership and vision in building the organization and attracting a talented team of professionals. As we look ahead to the city’s 300th anniversary in 2018, we are well poised to keep moving forward as we implementProsperityNOLA - our plan to drive economic growth for New Orleans.”
“It has been a tremendous honor to serve the City of New Orleans over the last several years,” said Mr. Miller. “Mayor Landrieu and the New Orleans Business Alliance Board of Directors have prioritized economic development in the city, opening the way for New Orleans to remain on an upward trajectory for years to come.”
Upon Mr. Miller’s departure, Melissa Ehlinger, who has been with the organization since 2012 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, will serve as Interim CEO. As senior vice president, Ms. Ehlinger has directed the overall economic development strategy along with day-to-day management of the organization’s business attraction and retention functions. Prior to NOLABA, Ms. Ehlinger served as project manager for New Orleans Redevelopment Authority where she was responsible for securing and implementing a competitive $29 million federal grant designed to stabilize neighborhoods across New Orleans.
A permanent replacement will be selected following a national search.
Read Melissa Ehlinger, Interim CEO’s bio here.
New Orleans Business Alliance Media Contact:
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