Oct 2013 25

AXA Advi­sors, LCC, a lead­ing national provider of finan­cial ser­vices for con­sumers and busi­nesses, cel­e­brates the grand open­ing of its New Orleans branch office at 1100 Poy­dras Street, 20th Floor, Suite 2000, New Orleans, LA 70163.

For over 150 years, AXA Advi­sors has guided indi­vid­u­als and busi­nesses, help­ing them plan for their futures with edu­cated finan­cial think­ing. The New Orleans office serves as AXA Advi­sors’ regional head­quar­ters for the company’s pres­ence through­out Louisiana, Mis­sis­sippi and Arkansas. AXA Advi­sors has over 50 finan­cial pro­fes­sion­als work­ing through­out the region and intends to grow.

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Oct 2013 24

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H&M, Hennes & Mau­ritz, one of the world’s largest retail­ers known for offer­ing fashion-forward apparel and qual­ity basics, will open their first loca­tion in the state of Louisiana on Novem­ber 16. The new store will fea­ture 32,000 square feet of fashion.

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Oct 2013 24

Leslie Jacobs, CEO of Edu­cate Now! and Vice Chair­man of the Board of Direc­tors of the New Orleans Busi­ness Alliance, writes an Op-Ed on the crit­i­cal need for expanded career edu­ca­tion pro­grams as a means to grow our local workforce.

In New Orleans, less than half (48 per­cent) of African-American men of work­ing age are employed — the rest are either out of work or out of the work­force. This employ­ment cri­sis threat­ens the liveli­hoods of indi­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies, as well as the fab­ric of our city. Our new sys­tem of schools must evolve to pre­pare all of our stu­dents for mean­ing­ful careers.

Let’s be clear: Our schools have made tremen­dous gains.

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Oct 2013 22

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Lan­drieu was joined by HUD Sec­re­tary Shaun Dono­van, the Hous­ing Author­ity of New Orleans (HANO), and City and State offi­cials to com­mem­o­rate the ground break­ing of the rede­vel­op­ment of the Iberville Hous­ing Devel­op­ment and to launch the United States Depart­ment of Hous­ing and Urban Devel­op­ment (HUD) Choice Neigh­bor­hoods Ini­tia­tive (CNI).
In 2011, HANO and the City of New Orleans were awarded $30.5 mil­lion from HUD to trans­form the Iberville devel­op­ment and to revi­tal­ize the his­toric Tremé neigh­bor­hood as a part of CNI. New Orleans was one of five cities to receive an Imple­men­ta­tion Grant in its inau­gural round.

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