Challenges & Opportunities in the Seafood Industry Workshop set to take place at Docville Farm on Monday, February 6, 2017

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.

Southern Services & Equipment, Inc. at the Forefront of Custom-Fabrication Robotics in U.S. Manufacturing

St. Bernard, LA [October 7, 2016] – Southern Services & Equipment, Inc. (SSE), located in lower St. Bernard, has positioned itself to lead the region in custom steel fabrication with the installation of revolutionary robotic technology. SSE’s newly installed PythonX Robotic Structural Fabrication System is one of three hundred systems in operation globally, poising the company for exponential growth.

Professional Film Industry Standard Workforce Development Training to Again be Offered at Nunez Community College

Chalmette, LA—Through the support of a St. Bernard Parish Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and St. Bernard Parish Office of Film and Television, a professional film industry standard workforce development training will be offered at Nunez Community College. This program is coordinated by Jamie Landry-Zimmer, a film industry workforce development professional, and will be offered free of charge to those who qualify and are selected to participate.

NextGen Council Tours Economic Drivers in St. Bernard Parish

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September 14, 2016 (St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana): St. Bernard Parish was recently visited by GNO Inc.’s NextGen Council for a tour of its major economic contributors and emerging industry sectors.  The group of business and community leaders were introduced to several St. Bernard companies representing film and digital media, creative arts, maritime, manufacturing, and logistics.