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The Superdome contributes close to $600 million in annual economic impact to the state of Louisiana, and Caesars is the largest gaming company in America. Together, they will ensure that our iconic stadium drives even more jobs, tax revenue, and global brand awareness for New Orleans and Louisiana.
Michael Hecht, president and CEO of Greater New Orleans Inc., speaking on the announcement in late July that the New Orleans Saints and Caesars Entertainment had entered into a 20-year partnership to rename the city’s downtown stadium Caesars Superdome. Caesars is also beginning a $325 million renovation to transform Harrah’s New Orleans into Caesars New Orleans.
“The upcoming launch of Blue Bikes is a major accomplishment in our commitment to improve equity, connectivity, safety and efficiency in our transportation networks. Bike share is a critical component of our transportation system; people rely on it to get to work, and we are excited that 500 bikes will be back on the streets soon. We appreciate the partnership in the Greater New Orleans Foundation, which helped develop the new program, and are thankful for the return of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana as lead sponsor.” — Mayor LaToya Cantrell speaking about the launch this month of a fleet of 500 e-assist bikes.
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