Vol. 6: A Season for Giving Thanks


A Season for Giving Thanks

‘Tis the season for giving thanks, so here is what GNO, Inc. is thankful for:

  • A region that is defying the national downturn, adding tens of thousands of jobs while the rest of the country sheds them
  • A political process that is delivering a new slate of talented, energized officials
  • A business community that has taken ownership of economic development to a degree unseen in decades
  • Economic assets, like six class-A railroads, that are unsurpassed anywhere in the country
  • Regional diversity across 10 parishes that offers something for every company, and every family
  • A program of educational reform that holds true promise for our poorest performing schools, while other schools continue to demonstrate local excellence
  • Thousands of young and energized brain-gainers bringing their talent and determination to our region (congratulations to CNN Hero of the Year Liz McCartney!)
  • The Hornets demonstrating that two professional sports are a slam-dunk for greater New Orleans
  • Sporting and cultural events, like Prospect 1, that are broadcast around the world
  • 70 degree weather in December
  • For all of this, we say thanks.

    And for all of you who make it possible, we say thank you.

    Economic Development News

    GNO grows as hot spot for tech sector
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    State working to keep firms, LED creates business retention group
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    State expects strong job growth in 2009 through business development and retention efforts
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    Open for business: Retailers are finding a ripe market for expansion in the New Orleans region
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    GNO jobs defy national trend
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    Shifting Gears: Technical college system in state revs up work force
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    Louisiana exports increase 58 percent in first nine months of 2008
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    Around the Region

    Announcements and Events

    GNO, Inc. releases regional workforce analysis: Challenges, Assets, and Next Steps
    Full story…

    Feds announce $7.5M to train workers in GNO region
    Full story…

    LED awards $600,000 to entrepreneurship and business training providers
    Full story…

    Fed Ex Returns Operations to MSY
    Full story…

    New Orleans gets Final Four
    Full story…

    Ochsner listed among top 100 U.S cardiac hospitals
    Full story…

    GNO, Inc. announces staff promotions
    Full story…

    Do you have news or events that you would like to share in our upcoming editions? Let us know…
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