Letter From The President

Welcome to REGION, the official magazine of Greater New Orleans, Inc. Here at GNO, Inc., our Business Development  efforts fall in three areas:

  • Attraction of new businesses to Greater New Orleans
  • Support for existing businesses in Greater New Orleans
  • Support for entrepreneurship

This issue focuses on #2, support for the growth of existing GNO business, or “Business Retention and Expansion (BRE).” Why is BRE important? Because existing businesses in Greater New Orleans have the deepest connections, the greatest loyalty, and the highest economic development ROI of all prospects. Existing business want to succeed here, and are simply looking for support to do so. Unfortunately, it can be easy to take indigenous businesses for granted, but here at GNO, Inc., we never do so – we love and respect the “home team!”

With this context in mind, this issue of REGION will profile:

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  • Local companies doing global business
  • The booming commercial construction industry
  • The fast-growing, “on-theme” food manufacturing industry
  • An introduction to GNO’s professional services sector
  • A conversation with our regional economic development organizations on their approach to BRE
  • News on Breeze Airways and Palmisano’s expansion

 A heartfelt thanks to all of our GNO companies – we appreciate y’all being the foundation and future of our economy!

Michael Hecht

GNO, Inc. President & CEO


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