Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) is a regional economic development alliance 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 region where our children and grandchildren can live and prosper, a region with abundant job opportunities and excellent quality of life. The ultimate indication of our success will be the presence of a robust, accessible, and growing middle class in Southeastern Louisiana.
To achieve this goal, GNO, Inc. pursues a two-pronged strategy:
Attract, retain, and develop the businesses that will employ our future workforce and drive our economy forward.
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.