GNO, Inc. Named a Top EDO in America
Economic development magazine Site Selection has awarded Greater New Orleans, Inc. the inaugural Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development, given to the top economic development organizations in the United States. GNO, Inc. was recognized along with 10 other groups, out of over 2,500 in the nation.
Criteria used to determine award recipients included the total number of jobs created, total amount of investment, and total per capita investment over the past year. The award also recognized “the unique methods in which economic development organizations address critical issues in their communities.” In its evaluation, the magazine singled out GNO, Inc. and the Greater New Orleans area for its recent success: in 2015, $3.4 billion in capital investment was made and 1,988 new direct jobs were created in the GNO region. One of the driving factors in the region’s growth has been the influx of knowledge industry jobs, which saw a growth of 37% in 2015.