Region - Quarter 3

Newsflash

Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana’s Fresh Food Factor, located in  the Lower Garden District, is expanding its services to provide co-packing for both local and national companies. Co-packing is the process of assembling finished goods or products into final packaging…

Photo Gallery

The GNO, Inc. team toured Washington Parish on July 28th. Our staff learned about the International Paper Mill, their solar farm, and the MAXIMUS call center. Washington Parish’s economy is dominated by the manufacturing, food processing, retail trade, and services…

In Conversation with Karen DeBlieux

Q: How did you get started on your career path? The promise of learning something new every day and opportunities for growth have always been top priorities in my career. A trusted mentor recruited me for a position at Hibernia…

Emerge Summit

There’s no question that Greater New Orleans is filled with talented young professionals who are well-equipped to become the business leaders of the future—and with their skills and resources combined, their impact on the regional economy could be even greater.…

Lighting the Way

Fifteen years ago, in an effort to compete on a national level, three St. Tammany residents who were already shining in the electric utility industry launched Ampirical Solutions, LLC. The Covington-based company now comprises nearly 300 employees and a portfolio…

Economics & Coastal Restoration

Along with the many benefits that come with a coastal environment—vibrant wildlife, fresh seafood and accessible waterways—there are distinct challenges that emerge in coastal settings including land loss, flooding and water management. The effects of land erosion can be seen…

Creating Opportunity For Entrepreneurs

A concept that blossomed from the shared ideal that everyone should have equal access to entrepreneurial opportunities bore fruit this past summer, when 12 hand-selected students from SUNO, Xavier and Dillard took part in GNO Inc.’s HBCU Startup Internship program. The…

StudyNOLA

When people around the world think about New Orleans, they likely imagine Mardi Gras parades, spicy Creole food, jazz music, and other cultural characteristics that have made the city famous. Unfortunately, higher education—and New Orleans as a place to learn…

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 2021 issue of REGION magazine. It has been a challenging few months, with Hurricane Ida and the continuing impacts of COVID. GNO, Inc. and partners have worked continually to help those impacted by the huge storm,…