By Jaquetta White, The Times-Picayune Musicians, writers, visual artists and other people whose jobs are tied to New Orleans' culture accounted for about 13.5 percent of the local workforce, or 30,400 jobs in 2011, according to a report released Thursday by Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office. The so-called cultural economy grew 6.7 percent in two years from 28,500 jobs in 2009 and...Read more
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell ©2011 Douglas Mason” Topping off the World Cultural Economic Forum, representatives of cities from across the globe will visit the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The festival puts theory into practice; and attendees will experience performances by more than sixty musicians, food from chefs and restaurants around Louisiana...Read more
Leaders of cities across the globe received invitations to the World Cultural Economic Forum (WCEF) this week. The Forum was created by Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu and is being hosted by the City of New Orleans in May. The WCEF will serve as a marquee annual event attracting international delegates and showcasing New Orleans' cultural assets. The event will connect mayors...Read more
New Orleans - Mayor Mitch Landrieu is in the nation's capital for a 2-day visit that includes lunch with President Obama. Landrieu arrived in Washington DC Wednesday morning, headed for the White House. There, he joined a delegation of U.S. officials for a luncheon honoring British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is visiting the nation's capital with his wife.Read more
The World Cultural Economic Forum (WCEF) is an annual convening held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hosted by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the Forum convenes leaders from cities around the world to shape the international discussion on culture.
The City of New Orleans is proud to partner with the U.S. Conference of Mayors to present the WCEF, which highlights the role of culture as an economic and social force that drives the creation of vibrant cities.