Tag Archives: Rankings

Forbes: Houma-Thibodaux among America’s Booming Small Cities 2014

September 5, 2014

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Houma-Thibodaux #8

Forbes has ranked Houma-Thibodaux the #8 fastest growing small city in the country, featuring the lowest unemployment rate in the USA at 2.8% and per capita personal income growth of nearly 50% from 2000 to 2012. This ranking on the heels of the recent rankings of Baton Rouge #2, Mobile #3 and New Orleans #5 […]

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Forbes: New Orleans #1 for “Brainpower” in the USA

April 7, 2014

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Brainpower Cities

Another ranking was recently announced that reinforces the growing trend of New Orleans being one of the leading places for young people to locate.  It is one of the most exciting transformations I have ever seen and one of the most encouraging signs for our future. Forbes has ranked Greater New Orleans tied for first […]

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ACREcon Keynote Presentation

February 12, 2014

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ACREcon 2014 Keynote

Last week I traveled to Birmingham to deliver the keynote address at ACREcon, the annual conference hosted by the Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE).  ACRE is a well-organized, statewide commercial real estate group and I was honored to be asked to speak at their event.  I was very impressed with the meeting and the […]

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New Orleans: A City of Possibility

January 7, 2014

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New Orleans "City of Possibility"

A recent email from Michael Hecht, CEO of GNO Inc., highlighted another positive ranking for New Orleans.  The city was named as one of the Top 20 “Cities of Possibility” in the World in Good magazine’s new “Good City Index”. To create this list of global “cities they are betting on,” the magazine looked at a combination of factors: […]

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The Strength of the Gulf South

September 12, 2013

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The Gulf South

I wanted to share a PowerPoint I recently presented at a meeting highlighting the strength of the Gulf South. In recent years, the Gulf South has been gaining the Nation’s attention and rising to the top of many National Rankings. Activity in the Gulf South is driven by achievements in a variety of areas, must […]

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Louisiana Tops Nation for Most Engaged Workers

June 17, 2013

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Gallup

There is not only a very interesting, but very important article about a Gallup study which was recently published. Louisiana ranked #1 in the nation for states whose workers were most engaged in their jobs – meaning they are inolved in and enthusiastic about their work.  Not only is this a feel-good story, but it […]

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Forbes ranks New Orleans #3 for Information Technology Jobs

May 28, 2013

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In a recent Forbes article, “The Cities Winning the Battle for Information Jobs,” author and researcher Joel Kotkin ranks Greater New Orleans as #3 in the USA, behind only technology heavyweights Silicon Valley and San Francisco. In the article, he states “Perhaps the most dramatic player is third-place New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, where information employment is up […]

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Louisiana Continues to Leap Forward in All Areas

October 22, 2012

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Top States for Doing Business

Leading economic development magazine Area Development has just released its 2012 “Top States for Doing Business” survey of national site selectors, and Louisiana has posted its best showing ever: #1 in Cooperative State Government #2 in Incentives Programs #2 in Economic Recovery #3 in Leading Workforce Development Programs #3 in Speed of Permitting #4 in […]

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Eye on the Market Highlights – August 8, 2012

August 8, 2012

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Stirling Properties’ Eye on the Market research alert is emailed to our mailing list and features all the latest news and market reports about the Gulf South.  We scan local and regional news outlets, as well as economic development groups, university research centers, and more, so that we can compile all the relevant rankings, news, […]

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Eye on the Market Highlights – July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012

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Eye On The Market

Stirling Properties’ Eye on the Market research alert is emailed to our mailing list and features all the latest news and market reports about the Gulf South.  We scan local and regional news outlets, as well as economic development groups, university research centers, and more, so that we can compile all the relevant rankings, news, […]

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