For the first time, SBEDF traveled to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) RECon, the world’s largest retail real estate convention from May 21-24 in Las Vegas. The annual conference attracted over 37,000 attendees from 58 countries.
In honor of National Economic Development Week, I believe it is important to explain the significance of economic development and the role of the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (SBEDF) in our community.
Across the country, you will find hundreds of Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) buzzing about National Economic Development Week. EDOs representing cities, states, regions and even the U.S. Economic Development Administration are speaking out about the work they do and the purpose they serve.
St. Bernard Parish Government will be hosting a block party in conjunction with the Sold on St. Bernard marketing campaign to highlight new development in housing and the Builder Bundle Program. The event will take place on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Patricia Park in Arabi.
Judges announced Reactive Digital Systems, LLC the winner of the third annual Startup St. Bernard presented by the Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation and the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation in conjunction with New Orleans Entrepreneurs Week.
February 22, 2017 (St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana): The St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (SBEDF) is welcoming its new board members and executive officers, recently appointed at the January Board Meeting.
The five finalist of Startup St. Bernard have been announced by the pitch competition's organizers, the Meraux Foundation and the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation. The live pitch competition, held in conjunction with New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, offers finalist the opportunity to compete for a prize package valued at $110,000 including cash and in-kind services.
The seafood industry has been challenged in recent years by external factors, including the influx of lower priced seafood from international markets, the long-term impacts from the oil spill, and potential damage to fisheries from diversions. There have been recent efforts to support the industry, including workforce development and direct marketing initiatives; however, challenges remain.