Industry News


New Art Arrives Downtown

The first multi-mural exhibition of large-scale artwork in Downtown New Orleans, five new murals were unveiled June 1 throughout the Arts District New Orleans as part of “Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation,” a project of the Arts Council New Orleans. 

The Inaugural Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation artists are:

Etam Cru (Poland): 600 O’Keefe St.
Team A/C (New Orleans): 333 Julia St.
MOMO (New Orleans): Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.
Brandan “B-Mike” Odums in partnership with Young Artist Movement (New Orleans): 636 Baronne St.
Carl Joe Williams (New Orleans): 827 Tchoupitoulas St.



New Orleans Ranks Among Top for Baby Boomers recently ranked the following cities based on healthcare availability, retiree tax-friendliness, and the population share of baby boomers.

1. Pittsburgh
2. Birmingham, Alabama
3. Miami
4. Cleveland
5. New Orleans
6. Las Vegas
7. Richmond, Virginia
8. St. Louis
9. Jacksonville, Florida
10. Tampa, Florida



2019 Downtown NOLA Awards — through June 14

The 8th Annual Downtown NOLA Awards luncheon, which celebrates five honorees who have made a positive impact on Downtown New Orleans, is now accepting nominations. The deadline to submit nominations is June 14. Winners will be announced this summer and celebrated at the awards luncheon in September. For more information, visit



4 New Degree and Certificate Programs

Tulane University
Online Doctorate in Social Work
The first online doctorate program at Tulane and the only degree program of its kind in the Gulf South, Tulane’s online doctorate in social work will go live September 2019.

University of Holy Cross and LCMC
Physician Assistant Program
In the fall of 2020, University of Holy Cross and LCMC will launch a new 28-month, 112-credit full-time graduate program that includes two phases: didactic and clinical. The program will include on-the-job training at three of LCMC Health’s five hospitals in and around New Orleans.

Health Coach Certificate Program
On May 1, Delgado Community College launched a new Health Coach Certificate program in its Division of Workforce and Professional Development. The program is part of a comprehensive plan to serve as a bridge for a proposed, but not yet approved, associate degree in health navigation

Associate Degree in Cloud Computing
Amazon will be partnering with all 12 two-year community and technical colleges in Louisiana to implement “AWS Educate,” Amazon’s global effort to support cloud learning for students and faculty across the world. Louisiana will be the first state to offer the program, which results in an associate degree in cloud computing.


“In the world of business today, building relationships is a major key to success, and it’s events like the ‘Rocketing Your Revenue with NASA’ that will afford businesses opportunities to forge new relationships. Remember, you’ve got to make contacts to make contracts!”

David E. Brock, Small Business Specialist at NASA, speaking about a one-day conference created by the New Orleans Business Alliance and NASA’s Office of Small Business Programs designed to help small business earn contracts with the space agency and its prime contractors. The conference will teach businesses how to secure supplier, subcontractor and service-provider contracts with government agencies and large corporate suppliers. Business owners will connect one-on-one and earn exclusive access to prime contractors like The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Commercial & Civil Space and Aerojet Rocketdyne. “Rocketing Your Revenue with NASA” will take place at UNO’s University Center on Thursday, June 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration is $20 and includes a light breakfast and lunch. To register, visit