Bloomberg: Amazon reportedly placing 1,000 warehouses in U.S. neighborhoods

Initiative could make use of vacant real estate

September 16, 2020. Inc. plans to open 1,000 small delivery hubs in cities and suburbs all over the U.S. to help meet consumer demand for online orders. Consumed with honoring a pre-pandemic pledge to get many products to Prime subscribers on the same day, and with the holidays approaching, Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos is doubling down by investing billions in proximity, putting warehouses and swarms of blue vans in neighborhoods long populated with car dealerships, fast-food joints, shopping malls and big-box stores. Continue reading “Bloomberg: Amazon reportedly placing 1,000 warehouses in U.S. neighborhoods”

District E Land Use Community Meeting to be held

New Economic Development Committee to be discussed

New Orleans Councilwoman Cyndi Nguyen and District E Economic Development Liaison Victoria Lewandrowski will host a community meeting to consider upcoming land use requests that affect District E. All community members and policymakers are invited to join the discussion. Continue reading “District E Land Use Community Meeting to be held”

Local Leaders urge residents to complete Census applications

Participation is key to obtaining critical federal funding

In a WDSU Editorial piece, WDSU President and General Manager Joel Vilmenay urges residents to participate in the Census. “We are down seven, seven percentage points behind the national average for residents who’ve filled out their Census,” he says. The deadline is approaching. Continue reading “Local Leaders urge residents to complete Census applications”

The Advocate: New program at community colleges will retrain Louisiana’s unemployed

Reboot Your Career” to prepare residents for high demand positions.

Louisiana’s community and technical colleges are launching a program aimed at retraining 5,000 people who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic for high demand positions that pay around $50,000 per year.

The effort is called “Reboot Your Career.” Job posts include health, including nursing assistants and medical assistants; transportation, including crane operators and car and truck repair workers and construction workers, such as carpenters, electricians and plumbers. Other areas are information technology, manufacturing and electrical power-line installers.

Those most in demand include technology, health care, business, construction trade, law and digital art design.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held for New Businesses in New Orleans East at the Executive Plaza

September 10, 2020. Fifteen businesses celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting at the Executive Plaza, which is home to nearly 50 businesses and a hub for economic development in New Orleans East. Continue reading “Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held for New Businesses in New Orleans East at the Executive Plaza”