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Specialty cement manufacturer Calucem will enter the U.S. market by developing a $35 million manufacturing facility in eastern New Orleans. Calucem, a subsidiary of Spain-based Cementos Molins, is the world’s second-largest producer of calcium aluminate cement, a high-performance product popular…

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Business leaders from around the Greater New Orleans region visited the Block Island Wind Farm in Rhode Island to learn details and best practices in offshore wind development that can be used in South Louisiana. The GNO, Inc. staff toured…

In Conversation with Don Drucker

More than 30 years have passed since Pyramid Audio put on its first live production, but even after that much time, the company remains an industry leader in sound and video innovation. Pyramid’s meticulously designed experiences are poised on the…

Software Solutions

When Neel Sus started Susco in 2006, he was a man with a simple mission: he wanted to make a positive impact on the end-users of new software development. Sus had fallen in love with the development process while working…

A New Frontier for Crescent City Creators

The more things change, the more they stay the same.” This concept, articulated by 19th century French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, was illustrated in real time on Twitter in early August, when The Nieux Society – a collection of New…

The Neural Network

I t might be strange to think about, but everything you know–about yourself, about others and about the world around you–is perceived, processed and controlled by a roughly three-pound cluster of cells that sits inside your head.  The human brain–the…

The Wise Women of STEM

What’s your major? Liyah Ernest used to fear that question. Even though she’s a brilliant and confident student—she took advanced physics her freshman year of high school and was accepted into Stanford University with a full scholarship—she still wasn’t sure…

RELATIONSHIPS. RELEVANCE. RESULTS.

Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) is the economic development nonprofit for the 10-parish region of southeast Louisiana. GNO, Inc. is built on a simple but broad mission: To create a region with a thriving economy and excellent quality of…

Letter from the President

Welcome to the Q3 issue of REGION Magazine! Greater New Orleans has never looked so promising for young people seeking a high-wage, high-demand career.  It is a great time to be a job seeker.  But the flip-side is that businesses…

PORTraits

Delta Regional Authority Delta Regional Authority, a congregation of business leaders and elected officials from the Delta Region, visiting the Port of South Louisiana to discuss transportation and infrastructure. LADOTD conducting a drone inspection at KAPS. Paul Matthews in April…

Two Weeks as Port Professionals

Noah Kunce and Nathan Mars – a defensive end and offensive lineman, respectively, on the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy varsity football team – joined another winning team for two weeks this summer: the administrative staff of the Port of South…

Legislative Sessions Recap

Representative Troy Carter - District 2 Congressman Troy A. Carter proudly represents the people of southeast Louisiana—the Second Congressional District—in Congress.  Carter previously served in the state legislature and says he was disappointed to see this year’s session pass unrepresentative…

Meet Renee Lapeyrolerie

For three decades, Renee Lapeyrolerie has been committed to a life of service. That singular drive has been manifest in multiple roles across various industries–political consulting, public relations, engineering, and even an interim role with the Sewerage and Water Board…

More T-Hangars are Teed Up at the Port

In 2018, Port of South Louisiana officials secured funding and commissioned construction of 10 rentable T-Hangars to store planes at the Executive Regional Airport, hoping to bring in new tenants and increased traffic for the airport. Much to their pleasant…

Staying Safe Through the Storm

Technically speaking, “Hurricane Season” in South Louisiana lasts from June 1 to November 30. But the reality is, when you live in this part of the country—where the sheer power and destructive capabilities of these natural disasters can change lives…

TRANSPORTATION CENTER OF THE AMERICAS

The state legislature established the Port of South Louisiana in 1960 to promote commerce and industrial development along the 54-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that runs through the St. Charles, St. John and St. James tri-parish regions. Mission The…

Director's Log

The food we eat, the furniture we use, the shoes on our feet, the fuel in our cars – there’s no way around it; it all comes through a port. That is exactly what is happening everyday at the port…

It’s Time.

"Please let me know if there’s anything I can do.” We’ve all said that at one time or another upon finding ourselves in the unfortunate situation of learning that somebody we care about was going through a difficult time. It’s…

Making Plans

Once we get past Labor Day and have our taste of preseason football, I am ready for the fall stretch — the days (especially the weekends) leading into the holidays and year-end. Football and fall is my favorite time of…

A Fresh Perspective

  Ask what New Orleans needs to be a successful, world-class destination for residents and visitors, and you’re likely to get a range of responses from lifetime locals, transplants, expatriates and visitors. But for a handful of New Orleanians, they…

No Capes Required

It’s clear New Orleans is struggling right now. Where perspectives differ are on the causes, priorities and solutions. While everyone agrees that crime is a core issue, that problem – and its solutions – are interwoven with a surprising number…

The Doctor Will Virtually See You Now

While virtual healthcare, also known as telehealth, existed long before COVID-19, it greatly expanded during the pandemic, and it looks like it’s here to stay. While some aspects of healthcare require in-person treatment and evaluation, the convenience and ease of…

Geaux Saints, Geaux!

Chris Price is an award-winning journalist and public relations principal. When he’s not writing, he’s avid about music, the outdoors, and Saints, Ole Miss and Chelsea football. Legendary NFL head coach Vince Lombardi, winner of the first two Super Bowls…

Building Your Input Circle

Keith Twitchell spent 16 years running his own business before becoming president of the Committee for a Better New Orleans. He has observed, supported and participated in entrepreneurial ventures at the street, neighborhood, nonprofit, micro- and macro-business levels. At every…

No Rules. No Limits.

Poppy Tooker has spent her life devoted to the cultural essence that food brings to Louisiana, a topic she explores weekly on her NPR-affiliated radio show, Louisiana Eats! From farmers markets to the homes and restaurants where our culinary traditions…

Should You Go Crypto?

Frank Toro is a financial advisor at Edward Jones. He may be reached by calling (504) 341-9854 or by email at frank.toro@edwardjones.com. With cryptocurrencies so much in the news, you might be wondering if you should invest in them. But…

A Tale of Two Restaurants

Jennifer Gibson Schecter was once a tourist in New Orleans herself and is now proud to call NOLA home. New Orleans doesn’t draw visitors with sandy beaches, a bustling theater culture or a strip of high-end casinos. Instead, the year-round…

Wine All You Want

  We cannot thank the community of Gretna enough, from the business community, government officials and our neighbors we couldn’t be luckier. As first-time business owners, we have had the opportunity to meet many experienced business owners who have…