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Forward New Orleans Coalition Releases Final Municipal Progress Report

March 16, 2017

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Forward New Orleans Coalition Report

Forward New Orleans (FNO) is a broad coalition of 25 civic, neighborhood, and business organizations. The group is tasked with creating an issues-based platform designed to educate voters and engage candidates for mayor and city council in seeking to identify and implement best practices that will improve opportunities and the quality of life for the […]

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New Orleans is returning to the global stage

February 21, 2017

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GNO Global

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending GNO, Inc.’s annual meeting appropriately themed “GNO Global.” The event focused on the reflection of New Orleans’s “global past, present progress, and world-class future.” New Orleans was once the most diverse city in the country—the largest in the South—and served as a premier export metropolis. But during […]

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President’s Message: The Year of Possibility!

January 18, 2017

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Stirling Properties President's Message

Last year, around this time, I wrote a message about being prepared during times of uncertainty. Little did I know then how prophetic those words would really be during 2016. And now, as we cautiously welcome 2017, we face even greater uncertainty in our industry—and the country as a whole. So, being prepared is even […]

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Debunking E-Commerce Myths

December 14, 2016

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Shopping at brick-and-mortar stores

We’ve recently heard of fake news stories, hoaxes, and fabricated plots that have permeated headlines lately—and, unfortunately, the negative consequences that some have caused. One such fictitious headline that’s running rampant is “the death of the shopping mall” and countless more tales of online sales putting brick-and-mortar stores out of business. But the reality is […]

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British Airways to connect London & New Orleans with nonstop flights

October 20, 2016

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Credit British Airways

This morning, British Airways announced it was initiating a direct flight between New Orleans and London. This is truly a “game changer” for our region and a confirmation about the outlook for the Gulf South economy. The effort to bring British Airways back was years long and required presenting a strong regional business support throughout […]

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President’s Message: Do Something.

July 27, 2016

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Stirling Olympics

Lately, there are days when it is extremely challenging for me not to get discouraged and disgusted by the barrage of tragic news continuously pouring in from around the world, our country, and most recently, our great state of Louisiana. Increasing violence, deafening angry voices, and escalating hatred are sadly becoming the new normal and […]

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President’s View

July 18, 2016

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President's Message

Sadly, we woke up yesterday to the news of yet another tragic and heartbreaking event—something that is all too common these days. This morning, I received Stephen Waguespack’s (President of LABI), View: The Quest for Common Ground. In it, I feel he encapsulated very clearly so many insightful thoughts. Seeking common ground these days is more important […]

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GNO, Inc. awarded the Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development by Site Selection Magazine

May 9, 2016

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City of New Orleans

Site Selection Magazine awarded Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) the Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development. The Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development recognizes the top economic development agencies of the previous year in both metropolitan and micropolitan areas. The criteria used to select the recipients includes the total number of […]

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President’s Message: Disrupt or be disrupted.

April 5, 2016

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President’s Message: Disrupt or be disrupted.

Recently, I attended a seminar at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week titled CEO Disrupt Breakfast featuring Steve Case, founder of AOL and one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs, and (New Orleans native) Walter Isaacson, president & CEO of the Aspen Institute and national writer and journalist. The rudimentary theme was that companies must disrupt […]

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New Orleans: A City for Entrepreneurs

March 16, 2016

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New Orleans Louisiana

The “Big Three” cities for entrepreneurship—San Francisco/San Jose, Boston and New York—all have a high cost of living, which can be difficult on a startup budget. Resultantly, entrepreneurs are starting to look elsewhere. Enter post-Katrina New Orleans. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita allowed one of America’s most historic places to reimage itself as a startup city […]

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