Vol. 17: Doubling Down


Doubling Down

The original idea for the “I.P. Building” was simple enough: gather up some innovative companies, put them together, add a cool bar and a bit of publicity, and see what happens.

What has happened has far exceeded the hopes of GNO, Inc. or our partners at Idea Village. The original four tenants of the IP Building have blossomed into eleven. Local and national media have taken up the idea of the IP as the physical and symbolic heart of the GNO brain-gain, and spread the message around the country. And the building continues to grow, with the recent addition of Deltree Productions. Like Silicon Alley in NYC, the IP Building has helped to locate and catalyze a creative professional movement, right here.

Based on this success, we are doubling down. This Thursday, GNO, Inc. and partners will hold a “pre-opening” party at the “I.P. North” under development in St. Tammany. The I.P. North will be an adaptive reuse of a strip mall right off the main street in historic Covington, next to the St. Tammany trace. Like the original IP, it will include not only space for high-growth companies, but also a restaurant/bar, a fitness center and shared conference space. And the IP North will add a new element: a dog park.

So calling all Northshore creative professionals (and their dogs) — your new home is here.

Economic Development News

Jindal Plan Allows For Tuition Increases
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Mayor-elect Landrieu Gets Down To Business
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Despite Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Opposition, Business Leaders Want High-Speed Rail Between Baton Rouge, New Orleans
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Obama Budget Nixes Key Michoud Rocket Launch Program: Hecht Interview
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Feds Award City $45M for Loyola Streetcar Loop
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Home Prices in New Orleans Area Down 4 Percent: ‘Terrific’ by National Standards
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Norwegian Cruise Line Will Keep Vessel in New Orleans Beginning Later This Year
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Around the Region

Announcements and Events

I.P. North Pre-Opening Party
Thursday, March 4, 2010
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GNO, Inc. Annual Meeting
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
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