About Us

Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) is the regional economic development organization serving the 10-parish region of Southeast Louisiana that includes Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes.

Our mission is to create a Greater New Orleans with a thriving economy, and an excellent quality of life, for everyone.

To achieve this goal, GNO, Inc. pursues a two-pronged strategy:

Business Development
Attract, retain, and develop the businesses that will employ our future workforce and drive our economy forward
Business Environment
Propose, promote, and facilitate policies and programs that improve the overall conditions under which businesses operate



GNO, Inc. works together with the business community; local, state, and federal governments; and other regional stakeholders to coordinate, consolidate, and catalyze action on key issues and opportunities that maximize job and wealth creation and retention, are relevant to the region as a whole, and create systematic impact.

From workforce development and fiscal reform to coastal stabilization and criminal justice reform, when we pool our efforts toward mutually beneficial outcomes, we can produce a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

GNO, Inc.’s success is dependent upon three core values:

  1. GNO, Inc. builds and nurtures meaningful RELATIONSHIPS with other economic development groups, businesses, and others around the state to maximize value for all across the region.
  2. GNO, Inc. prioritizes RELEVANCE. We focus our efforts on initiatives that matter to the businesses of Southeastern Louisiana and their employees so that they may progress, achieve, and thrive in this region.
  3. GNO, Inc. is RESULTS-driven organization. We doggedly pursue outcomes, we do what we say we’re going to do, and we put wins on the board.


To learn more about investing in GNO, Inc., please contact:
Sara Bradford
[email protected]
To learn more about GNO, Inc.’s Business Development initiatives, please contact:
Grady Fitzpatrick
[email protected]
To learn more about GNO, Inc.’s Business Environment initiatives, please contact:
Rachel Shields
[email protected]