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Archive for 7/2011

July 21st, 2011

COOLinary New Orleans Offers Special Opportunity to Experience Incredible Dining in "America's Most Delicious City"

New Orleans has announced the line-up of more than 35 world-class restaurants for its seventh annual COOLinary restaurant promotion, offering special two and three-course lunch menus for $20 or less and three-course dinner menus for $35 or less, August 1-31, 2011. The event celebrates the famous, authentic cuisine of New…  read more

July 21st, 2011

New Orleans Based Medical Device Development Company NOvate Medical Technologies Selected as Finalist in International Grant Competition

The New Orleans based medical device development company NOvate Medical Technologies, LLC has been selected as a finalist to compete in the international grant competition, Saving Lives at Birth Challenge. The international competition focuses on innovations that can save the lives of mothers and newborns around the time of birth…  read more

July 21st, 2011

The Idea Village Seeks Local High-Growth Entrepreneurs for Annual Startup Accelerator

The Idea Village has announced that applications for its 3rd annual Idea Village Entrepreneur Challenge (IVEC) are now open. IVEC is the intensive six-month accelerator program that provides critical business resources to high-impact, scalable startup ventures based in New Orleans. Interested entrepreneurs can apply at until 11:59pm CT on…  read more

July 21st, 2011

Louisiana Legislature Extends Important Financing & Technology Credits

Angel Investor Tax Credit Extended Through 2015  read more

July 21st, 2011

Louisiana Passes Resolution to Create Rehabilitation Construction Codes Pilot Program

The DDD is excited to announce that the Louisiana legislature passed House Concurrent Resolution 181 during the course of the regular 2011 session. This resolution allows for the DDD to kick start a pilot program to study the redevelopment potential of including a rehabilitation sub-code within Louisiana's existing construction codes.…  read more

July 21st, 2011

Whitney White Linen Night Spotlights

504ward & DowntownNOLA White Linen Night Connections Party Louisiana Children’s Museum 6-9 p.m. Join the Downtown Development District and 504ward for the third annual White Linen Night Connections Party at the Louisiana Children’s Museum. This year’s event will take over both floors of the museum and guests will be required…  read more

July 21st, 2011

Paint the Town White! Whitney White Linen Night is August 6 Galleries, Restaurants, Museums Open Late for Annual Block Party

It’s time again to pull out the white linen suits and dresses! Saturday, August 6, 2011 marks the 17th annual Whitney White Linen Night Presented by the New Orleans Arts District. Join hundreds of your friends and neighbors in the 300-700 blocks of Julia Street from 6-9 p.m. for great…  read more

July 8th, 2011

Grammy Award and Billboard Award-winning Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield Brings Jazz Club to Canal Street

Grammy Award and Billboard Award-winning trumpeter Irvin Mayfield has announced a partnership with the JW Marriott to bring New Orleans Irvin Mayfield I Club, a sophisticated music venue “where the art is.” The new club is expected to open to the public on Wednesday, July 27 and will feature live…  read more

July 8th, 2011

Governor Signs Extension of State Historic Tax Credit Program; DDD Introduced Idea to Expand Program in 2005

On Thursday, July 7, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed a bill that will extend the State Historic Tax Credit, a program that provides significant financing incentives for major historic redevelopment projects. The Downtown Development District of New Orleans introduced the idea to expand the program in 2005 and has been…  read more

July 1st, 2011

Hotel investors bullish on NOLA market 

With the recession moving deeper into memory, analysts say investors are itching to buy hotel properties in growth markets rather than build, and that includes New Orleans.  read more

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