2017 Startup St. Bernard Finalist and Judges Announced

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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.

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.