Region - Quarter 1

Letter from the President

Welcome to the second issue of REGION, the official publication of Greater New Orleans, Inc.! We are pleased to present an update of GNOfuture, the strategic plan for the next ten years of Greater New Orleans. GNOfuture is the road…

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…

The Destination is GNO

Ask anyone what they imagine when they think of New Orleans, and whether they’ve been here or not, the answer will likely include one of the following: live music, delicious food, vibrant nightlife and can’t-miss festivals that encapsulate the heart…

The Once & Future Workforce

Economic and business development leaders in Greater New Orleans have long understood that bridging the gap between education and industry is one of the most critical needs in our region. It’s a concept universally known as workforce development—put simply, ensuring…

Wind-Powered Progress

Louisiana’s existing infrastructures in the offshore energy and advanced manufacturing sectors have positioned the region to become a prime asset in another rapidly growing and increasingly important industry: wind power. National industry forecasts predict that wind energy in the U.S.…

Building Better Batteries

A New Orleans-based company’s revolutionary technology stands to make lasting impacts not only on renewable energy, but also in the ways consumers travel and engage with their everyday devices. Meet Advano, a nanotechnology company that is providing scalable and sustainable solutions…

Pressing Play

Creatives in New Orleans were issued a unique challenge this year, presenting them an opportunity to maximize their skills, to realize their potential and to connect with some of the nation’s biggest technology studios. In partnership with Unity Technologies and…

A Conversation with Sabrina Short

We talk a lot about tech—the expanding presence of tech businesses in Greater New Orleans, the industry’s growing impact on both the regional and state economies, and an ever-increasing slate of initiatives to develop and train tech’s next-gen workforce. Still,…

Economic Mobility 

The ability of an individual, family or group to improve their wealth and social status, either within an individual lifetime or between generations. By now, you’ve probably noticed some emerging trends across many of GNO, Inc.’s key initiatives, and that’s…

Newsflash

In December 2020, Jefferson Capital Partners announced their investment of growth capital in Louisiana Pepper Exchange, a New Orleans-based producer of pepper mash which is then supplied to kitchens, co-packers and hot sauce manufacturers globally. Not only will JCP’s investment…