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.
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:
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.[Continue Reading...]
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:
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.