Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Hub for Economic Development

New Hub for Economic Development in the Upper Ninth Ward

Entergy Innovation Center Now Open to the Community

The Idea Village hosted a Grand Opening Celebration yesterday for Upper Ninth Ward business owners, musicians and residents to celebrate the launch of The Entergy Innovation Center (EIC) at 3232 North Galvez Street. The business incubator offers affordable office, retail and community meeting spaces and technology access which, combined with targeted outreach and programming, aims to foster self-sustaining economic development in the neighborhood.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Event Last night

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NPN and the Red Cross's Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Event was a huge success last night !

Residents learned about the 18 things that everyone should have when evacuating and the importance of assuming leadership roles in one's own community in the event of an emergency -- meaning that every neighborhood should have one or more "evacuation specialist."

Rebuilding Information Station also gave several helpful tips on how to "hurricane proof" your home.

For more information on disaster and emergency preparedness, visit, or to register for an upcoming Disaster Services Training course, e-mail or call 504-620-3108