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New Orleans gets top rankings for the port and information technology jobs from business site selection magazine

Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres are spread out atop pallets on a fork lift as the Port of New Orleans and New Orleans Cold Storage hosts the dedication of the Henry Clay Avenue Refrigerated Terminal Wednesday in July 2012. The $40 million project includes a 142,000 square-foot warehouse for storing and freezing perishables located along the Mississippi River at the Henry Clay Wharf. (Ted Jackson / Times-Picayune archive)

 
By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 
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on July 29, 2013 at 5:30 PM
 

Business Facilities magazine, which focuses on business site selection, is giving New Orleans top ratings among ports and information technology job centers. […]

Growing New Orleans market research start-up recruits executives from Los Angeles

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 
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on July 18, 2013 at 11:54 AM, updated July 18, 2013 at 4:23 PM

A 3-year-old, growing New Orleans company that connects market researchers with pools of survey takers on the Internet announced it has recruited an executive working for an international market research firm in Los Angeles and is moving another executive from Los Angeles to New Orleans. In making the moves, the company, Federated Sample, is touting New Orleans as an increasingly appealing destination for people in technology.

Federated Sample named Michael McCrary as president in 2011. He was based in Los Angeles and now […]

An Upstart Start-up Takes on Jim Cramer

 

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July 23, 2013

 
The unsolicited offer by New Orleans–based Spear Point Buyout Group for New York media company TheStreet is just a taste of the economic renaissance of the Big Easy.
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Nicolas Perkin and Rodney Bienvenu Jr., who run seven-month-old New Orleans–based Spear Point Buyout Group, are big fans of Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money and co-founder and chairman of TheStreet. “We agree with him that Wall Street brings in riches for the rich guys while retail investors get locked out,” says Bienvenu. He and Perkin have noticed that TheStreet has itself been losing value; they think an […]

Reddit co-founder urges entrepreneurs to dive in during Launch Fest in New Orleans

Reddit co-founder urges entrepreneurs to dive in during Launch Fest in New Orleans

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the Reddit social news web site, speaks to New Orleans entrepreneurs at Launch Fest 2013 at the New Orleans Museum of Art on May 2, 2013. (Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

 
By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 
on May 02, 2013 at 6:32 PM, updated May 02, 2013 at 7:28 PM

 The co-founder of the social news and opinion web site Reddit, which reported almost 70 million visitors last month, offered a pep talk to New Orleans entrepreneurs on Thursday duringLaunch Fest, an event designed to link the […]