Greater New Orleans, Inc. Wins Award

NEW ORLEANS — From Greater New Orleans Inc.:

Last week, Site Selection, an economic development journal, named Greater New Orleans, Inc. one of the best-performing economic development groups in America for 2023.

Site Selection awarded GNO, Inc. the Mac Conway Award, named for Site Selection founder Mac Conway, a pioneer in economic development. Mac Conway Award recipients are selected based on six criteria: total projects, total investment, total jobs associated with said projects, and per-capita calculations of each metric.

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Projects that GNO, Inc., the state, and parish and local partners helped win for Greater New Orleans in 2023 that were considered for the award included:

  • UBE Corporation / Cornerstone Chemical – $500m manufacturing facility for electric vehicle lithium-ion battery components (Jefferson Parish)
  • Life for Tyres – $46m tire recycling facility to manufacture sustainable fuels (St. John the Baptist Parish)
  • Bunge Loders Croklaan USA – Acquisition of a port-based multi-oil refining facility (Jefferson Parish)
  • Agile Cold Storage – $46m automated cold storage facility with warehousing and logistics support (St. Tammany Parish)
  • Gulf Wind Technology and Shell – An offshore wind energy research, training, and technology demonstration program (Jefferson Parish)
  • Excella, Inc. – Talent hub for artificial intelligence and modernizing IT systems (Orleans Parish)
  • United Utility Services – Establishment of national headquarters for a leading utility services provider (Orleans Parish)
  • 360Insights – Relocation of U.S. headquarters to New Orleans, for software development and support services (Orleans Parish)

The award selection team also cited the 2023 Greater New Orleans Jobs Report, a review of hiring trends and forecasts from the key industries in the 10-parish region, developed in partnership between GNO, Inc. and Bank of America.

You can read more about the Mac Conway Award here.

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