Editor's Note: Almost Too Much to Celebrate


Top 10 tech market to watch.

Ninth in the country for states with happiest workers and states with lowest startup costs for entrepreneurs.

Fifth in metro areas for percentage of African-Americans in digital media jobs.

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Seventh in the same for women and seventh state in the nation for best place to do business.

Number five state in the country for new millennial residents.

Third fastest-growing airport of the decade and No. 3 city in the United States for young entrepreneurs.

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Second for most engaged workers, and percentage of women in tech jobs.

Number two state in the South for economic development.

Second state in the country for infrastructure investment.

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Number one city for growth in industries with the best salaries and No. 1 college town in the United States.

Number one place to go in the world by both Frommer’s and The New York Times.

All of this is just a sampling of the accolades that have been heaped on Louisiana and the New Orleans Metro area…in 2018 alone.

Screaming every new win from the rooftops is GNO, Inc., a regional economic development alliance serving the 10-parish region of Southeast Louisiana. For 15 years, this organization has been cultivating relationships, improving the business environment and developing our workforce all in an effort to prove to the world that we are so much more than just a place to have a great time and enjoy some incredible food.

Congratulations to GNO, Inc., to its fearless leader Michael Hecht, and to all of our Business People of the Year for 2018.

And as my little New Year gift to you, make sure to check out DJElCamino.com.

You won’t regret it.


Happy Reading and a Happy New Year!

Kimberley Singletary
Managing Editor


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