Jul 2014 01

The pur­pose of this project is to iden­tify where oppor­tu­ni­ties exist to con­nect local small busi­nesses to pro­cure­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties at New Orleans insti­tu­tions in the BioIn­no­va­tion and Health Ser­vices cluster.

The pri­mary deliv­er­able of this project will be a sum­mary of best prac­tice research on anchor insti­tu­tion pro­cure­ment strate­gies, a com­pre­hen­sive sur­vey of small busi­nesses that can poten­tially serve the imme­di­ate and future pro­cure­ment needs of New Orleans hos­pi­tals, and a sur­vey of the tech­ni­cal assis­tance providers able to build capac­ity among these small businesses.

DEADLINE IS JULY 22. Down­load the com­plete RFQ and sub­mis­sion instruc­tions here.

Jun 2014 11

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One year ago, we launched Pros­per­i­tyNOLA: A Plan to Drive Eco­nomic Growth for 2018. We promised that this was not a plan that would sim­ply sit on a shelf, and we deliv­ered on that promise. One of our goals in Pros­per­i­tyNOLA is to sup­port the strong and grow­ing BioIn­no­va­tion and Health Ser­vices clus­ter in New Orleans. We have real progress to share from the past year, but we still have a long way to go.

Our accom­plish­ments in BioIn­no­va­tion and Health Ser­vices over the past year include:

  • Work­ing with the New Orleans Bioin­no­va­tion Cen­ter to bring ven­ture cap­i­tal investors into New Orleans for their annual Inno­va­tion Louisiana Conference
  • Sup­port­ing Del­gado Com­mu­nity Col­lege in cre­at­ing a first of its kind pro­gram in Louisiana for lab­o­ra­tory tech­ni­cian training
  • Pilot­ing a career edu­ca­tion pro­gram with four local high schools with a focus on careers in the BioIn­no­va­tion and Health Ser­vices cluster
  • Devel­op­ing an Anchor Insti­tu­tion Strat­egy, which incor­po­rates best prac­tices from hos­pi­tals and insti­tu­tions in Cleve­land and other cities with the City of New Orleans and local health ser­vice insti­tu­tions to cre­ate employ­ment and pro­cure­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties for local small busi­nesses and New Orleans residents
  • Attract­ing mar­ket dri­ven invest­ment in New Orleans from com­pa­nies such as Cobalt, which is build­ing a med­ical facil­ity and reha­bil­i­ta­tion hos­pi­tal treat­ing trau­matic brain injuries, con­cus­sions, and Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Devel­op­ing a tran­si­tion strat­egy for the BioDis­trict. The approved tran­si­tion plan will focus on busi­ness devel­op­ment and work­force devel­op­ment, along with iden­ti­fy­ing longer term sus­tain­able fund­ing and a gov­er­nance structure.

For a com­plete list of our accom­plish­ments over the past year across all five tar­get indus­try clus­ters, and all seven work strands, read our Pros­per­i­tyNOLA Updates.

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May 2014 28

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Today we are excited to release our sec­ond Pros­per­i­tyNOLA Strate­gic Advi­sory Coun­cil Update. This update details our activ­ity toward the imple­men­ta­tion of Pros­per­i­tyNOLA from March – May 2014. Pros­per­i­tyNOLA is the com­pre­hen­sive plan to drive eco­nomic growth in New Orleans by 2018, the City’s tri­cen­ten­nial anniver­sary. We are proud to report great strides on the fol­low­ing projects:

  • Devel­op­ing a tran­si­tion strat­egy for the BioDistrict
  • Launch­ing PowerMoves.NOLA
  • For­mu­lat­ing an Anchor Insti­tu­tion Strategy
  • Devel­op­ing a High School Career Tech­ni­cal Edu­ca­tion (CTE) Program
  • Con­tin­u­ing work toward achieve­ment of Indus­try Coun­cils’ 2014 priorities

Click here to access the com­plete Pros­per­i­tyNOLA update. 

May 2014 22

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Today, Cobalt Med­ical Devel­op­ment broke ground on a new reha­bil­i­ta­tion facil­ity, fuel­ing expan­sion of the Bio Med­ical Cor­ri­dor. The devel­op­ment, set to take place on a cur­rently vacant lot, brings to New Orleans a $22 mil­lion cap­i­tal expen­di­ture project that will result in 165 per­ma­nent jobs and a state-of-the-art med­ical facil­ity and reha­bil­i­ta­tion hospital.

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