The first Nordstrom Rack location in New Orleans will open Oct. 6 at the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk. Nordstrom Rack, the department store's off-price brand, will be the center's second anchor, located on the upriver end of Riverwalk. Read on for thoughts from Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOLABA's Brenda Canada.
"Entrepreneurs are taking advantage, making NOLA their home and helping revitalize the city and reshape its future." Local entrepreneur Courtney Williams talks about relocating his company to New Orleans and how the city's business community assisted, including NOLABA, in his Forbes column.
Louis David, NOLABA Director of Business Development and Strategy, spoke with NOLA.com about how hotels have changed in New Orleans. The Troubadour is the latest hotel to figure in a long line cropping up in the city's Central Business District and surrounding neighborhoods, where industry experts say an unprecedented boom in hotel development has been underway for about five years.
NOLABA has received a three-year, $375,000 grant by the Surdna Foundation to focus business expansion and retention efforts on the city’s small businesses. NOLABA has hired Lynnette White-Colin to lead these efforts as NOLABA’s inaugural director of small business ecosystem development.
Valmiki 504 has launched a new incubator of branded foods and food technology in New Orleans. Ceres 504, named after the Roman goddess of food, will be led by Neil Gibbons, serial entrepreneur and Board Chair Emeritus of local incubator Propeller.