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NOLA entrepreneurs make national press again: This week’s five must-reads

New Orleans entrepreneurs continue to make national headlines.  Below are top features from the past week.

Jim Coulter at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2012.

Billionaire Investor Jim Coulter on Why New Orleans is One of the Best Cities for Entrepreneurs, Forbes

TPG Group founder and billionaire investor Jim Coulter has been involved with the entrepreneurial growth in New Orleans, most notably with his contribution to the Big Idea Challenge at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.  Coulter discusses how he got involved, the city’s growth in business culture, and why it has become one of the best cities for entrepreneurship.

Louisiana Sees Growth in Entrepreneurial Spirit, Fox Small Business

With 460 new business owners per 100,000 adults, Louisiana has the nation’s fourth highest rate of entrepreneurial activity. Fox news covers how Louisiana’s many corporate-friendly assets have helped us reach that ranking.

Write Your Message to the World,

We all know that everything Oprah touches turns to gold, and what New Orleans has to offer is already pure gold. An offspring of Dear New Orleans, Dear World is a locally based entrepreneur and photo project that shares individuals’ inspiring words with the world through photography.

GE Capital leases space for new IT center, BusinessWeek

General Electric, a Fortune 500 company that has attributed its decision to open an office in New Orleans to the growth in tech professionals, will be moving into a 60,000-square-foot space in Place St. Charles in the CBD to accommodate its 300 new hires. The company’s decision is also a huge predictor of opportunities to come for both large and small enterprises in the city,

Entrepreneur as Change Agent, New Orleans, BusinessWeek

An MBA student from UVA’s Darden School of Business reflects on her spring break trip to New Orleans, specifically how entrepreneurship is rebuilding the city and how New Orleans is on its way to being a model city or education reform.

Adriana Lopez writes about the entrepreneurial community for NolaVie and Silicon Bayou News. She also showcases local start-ups through her non-profit organization GenNOLA. For more information on NolaVie, go to


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