It’s Wednesday, April 23 and 1:38am in Downtown New Orleans.
The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – New Orleans was designed to capitalize on the spiraling pace of the exposition market in the Crescent City, and in doing so, bolster the booming local tourism/hospitality industry. Its conceptual development began in 1978 when the New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority, the governing body of the proposed convention center, was formed to bring about construction of the facility.
Since opening in 1985, the Morial Convention Center has captured a sizable share of the convention market nationwide with its operations impacting every segment of the local hospitality/tourism market ? including hotel bookings, dining, transportation, shopping, entertainment, local tours and cruises.
Along the mighty Mississippi River, within walking distance of the French Quarter, Jackson Square, the Aquarium of the Americas and 30,000 first-class hotel rooms.
Operated by: New Orleans Public Facility Management, Inc. 900 Convention Center Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 582-3000
DETAILS900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Downtown is at the center of 12 neighborhoods that are home to almost 40,000 residents with a strong income and education profile
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New Orleans has 3rd fastest wage growth in the USA CareerBuilder.com
Downtown welcomes approximately 120,000 people on a given week-day, enough to make it the fourth largest city in Louisiana
Downtown is 1.2 walkable square miles
Forbes.com ranks New Orleans #8 in Top Cities to Relocate Forbes.com
Downtown is home to several public parks, include Lafayette Square, Mississippi River Heritage Park and Duncan Plaza
Looking for a place to live? There are 2,875 residential units Downtown and even more in the pipeline.