Region - Quarter 4

Letter From the President

Welcome to the Q4 issue of REGION Magazine! Southeast Louisiana has long been a prominent source of innovation across leading industries. Today, companies are using these sensibilities alongside the tools of tomorrow to improve the processes of yesterday. Virtual reality…

A Future Virtually Here

INDUSTRIAL USES In the industrial sector, VR technology can make training for dangerous jobs a lot safer and increase the odds the trainees will safely operate the equipment once they are using the real thing. It’s like using a flight…

Homegrown Hardware

As a regional university located in Hammond, Southeastern Louisiana University seeks to serve and strengthen the region’s workforce. One way in which it does so is through its College of Science and Technology, which was created in 2005 with the…

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…

Closing the Gap

For six years, Greater New Orleans, Inc. has utilized its GNOu model to close the gap between industry needs and the skills and training of the local workforce. By fostering a mutually supportive ecosystem that links business and industry…

Newsflash

On October 7, T. Parker Host announced the grand opening of the former Avondale Shipyards as Avondale Global Gateway. The site has been transformed during the past four years into a global logistics hub for intermodal commerce.   The Healthy…

Innovative Designs, Constructible Solutions

Already an industry veteran by the time he opened Huseman & Associates – a Metairie-based MEP engineering firm – in 2005, namesake founder Jeffrey Huseman had a clear vision of what he wanted this new enterprise to be and not…

Greater New Orleans by the Numbers | Q4 2022

EMPLOYMENT & ECONOMY STATISTICS POPULATION 1,442,076 31% of Louisiana’s population resides in Greater New Orleans Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU, 2021 EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS $60,424 Metro Average Annual Wages Source: U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, Q4 2021 671,602 Civilian Labor Force Source:…

Bridging the Divide

When we talk about economic development in Greater New Orleans, conversations often center around Orleans and Jefferson parishes–but that doesn’t mean the eight other parishes encompassed in the region aren’t ripe for growth and opportunity. For evidence, look no further…

In Conversation with Eric Schouest

Tell us about yourself. How did you get started on your career path? I entered the energy industry in the early 1990s with Louisiana Gas Service Co. (now Atmos Energy). I spent eight years with LGS working as an account…