$826 Million Project Will Create Over 13,000 Jobs
Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined the New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB), regional elected officials, business and tourism leaders to announce a major milestone in the plans to build a brand new, world-class airport terminal that will serve as a crucial economic driver for the New Orleans metropolitan region and provide a lasting impression to visitors due to its modern design and open architectural concept.
Conceptual renderings of the 650,000-square-foot North Terminal complex were unveiled today. The complex will feature two concourses with 30 gates, a consolidated checkpoint, seamless connections between concourses and 2000 parking garage spaces. The North Terminal design team consists of acclaimed architect Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli, Manning Architects, Crescent City Aviation Team and Leo A. Daly/ Atkins. The $826 Million development includes plans for a $72 million power plant project, $87 million for a flyover addition from I-10 to improve access to the airport, and $17 million for an on-site hotel.[Continue Reading...]
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Business Alliance has been called and will be held on January 15, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at 935 Gravier Street, Suite 2020 New Orleans, LA. The agenda for the meeting is available here.
By Rodrick Miller, President & CEO
At the New Orleans Business Alliance, we are committed to growing jobs and investment in New Orleans to promote an equitable and sustainable economic future. Our earliest supporters were a group of New Orleans business leaders with a vision. We can thank the Horizon Initiative, the New Orleans Business Council, and most especially Mayor Mitch Landrieu, for understanding the need for a public-private partnership for economic development in Orleans Parish and for making the New Orleans Business Alliance a reality.
Since our first operational year in 2011, we have worked diligently to achieve economic development goals and we have grown as an organization from a small team in a temporary office to a staff of sixteen. In 2013, we made great strides to meet and exceed our stated goals for the year.
We coordinated public relations efforts to promote New Orleans’ economic growth and progress.
We provided data and support to business and civic organizations to promote business growth in New Orleans.
Our corporate and retail attraction efforts resulted in a number of exciting wins for New Orleans that generated quality jobs, capital investment, and increased amenities for residents. The most impactful of these projects included:
We surveyed and met with 149 New Orleans companies to thank them for their commitment to New Orleans and to provide support and assistance where needed through our Business Retention and Expansion program.
We met our goal to raise over $500K in investment from the private sector, and we engaged our 65 investors in our work to grow the New Orleans economy throughout the year.
We maintained operational excellence by engaging in transparent and responsible fiscal practices, hiring a full staff of qualified professionals, and maintaining a top-notch office facility to serve the New Orleans community with professionalism, efficiency, and effectiveness.
As we enter into 2014, I look forward to your continued support and partnership in our efforts to build a strong, equitable and sustainable economic future for New Orleans.
More in store: Our forthcoming 2013 Annual Report will feature the accomplishments listed above and even more information about our work to grow the New Orleans economy. Stay tuned–the report will be released soon.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the Executive Committee for the New Orleans Business Alliance has been called and will be held on 1/8/14 at 935 Gravier Street, Suite 2020 from 10:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Agenda is available here.