Author: Drew Hawkins

Developing the Next Decade

The dawn of a new decade is a time for both reflection and refocusing, and before Greater New Orleans, Inc. launches into its next era of developing and diversifying Southeast Louisiana’s economy, we’re taking a look back at the incredible…

An Industry on the Rise

One of the primary goals of GNO, Inc. is to provide the residents of Southeast Louisiana with access to well-paying jobs in growing industries, and perhaps no industry is seeing such rapid and significant advances as technology. The evidence of…

A Musical Renaissance in the Birthplace of Jazz

Ask anybody what they know about New Orleans and chances are good that their answer will involve music. The Crescent City is the birthplace of jazz, a place where culture is synonymous with nightlife, live performances and festivals. But for…

Reaching New Heights

The opening of the brand new, state-of-the-art $1.3 billion North Terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) stands as one of the most striking testaments…

Passion, Experience, Leadership

Monica Morrison didn’t always see herself as an educator. While she was in college, she had dreams of becoming a corporate trainer and traveling around the country working in big city high-rises with all of the other corporate suits. On…

The Customer Is Always Right

In October of 2018, the CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Kurt Nagle, announced that he would be retiring by the fall of 2019. The association’s executive committee began their search to fill the big shoes that…

United Way of St. Charles

Top 10 largest campaigns for 2018. The photo includes representatives from Valero St. Charles Refinery, Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex, Dow St. Charles Operations, Bayer, Zachry Group, Entergy Waterford 3, St. Charles Parish Public Schools, OxyChem, Cornerstone…

Live, Work, Play, Shop

Elmwood Center, owned and developed by Lauricella Land Company, LLC, has a unique history of being a premier location for retailers looking to break into the New Orleans-area market. Currently, the site houses commercial giants such as Home Depot, World…

Legislative Session Recap

In June of this year, HB575 was signed into law as Act No. 286, the new bill that will bring a statewide framework for ridesharing to Louisiana. Similar legislation has been deferred twice by the Senate Judiciary A committee in…

A Future Taking Flight

Things are taking off at the Port of South Louisiana – including new pilots trained on site at the Executive Regional Airport. In February of 2019, Southern Aviators Flight Training, LLC opened for business, filling a much-needed void in the…