Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.)

About Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.)

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

Our mission is to create a region with a thriving economy and an excellent quality of life, for everyone. The ultimate indication of our success will be the presence of a robust, accessible, and growing middle class in Southeast Louisiana where our children and grandchildren can live and prosper.

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:

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.

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.

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.


Talent Solutions Manager

August 2022 New Orleans, LA
“There are so many great things I could say about GNO, Inc.! First, the team is amazing. Everyone is brilliant, kind, hardworking, and "all-in" when it comes to the organization's mission. The workplace culture is fun, friendly, collaborative, and healthy. They really value having a work-life balance. While folks have the freedom to run with their personal responsibilities without micromanagement, everyone is quick to lend a hand to support each other when needed. The office space is in a really cool building downtown with panoramic views of the city - this feels really fitting as the whole team is working to make the region an even better place to live and work. The management team is completely accessible, connected, and supportive. I'm so glad to be a part of this team! ”

William "Bill" Oliver Fellow

June 2022 - September 2022 New Orleans, LA
“One of my co-workers mentioned that the main purpose of GNO, Inc. is to change the world through economic development. From my experience, I believe this couldn't be more true. Each person that works at GNO, Inc. is motivated, hard-working, and concerned for the greater well-being of all people living in the Greater New Orleans region. Every day, I felt inspired to work as hard as I could because of the collective mindset to create or support change for the good.”
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