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GNO FEMA LandrieuImagine paying twenty to twenty-five-thousand dollars for flood insurance for a $250,000 property.  Difficult to sell the property or to buy the new home or commercial building?

 

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gno global 3Every year, GNO Inc. conducts its annual meeting luncheon and its President and CEO Michael Hecht presents an overview of the prior year in front of a massive audience in New Orleans, ranging from 1000 to 1200 attendees.  And every year, without failure, the audience appears more supercharged about the new opportunities available in the area of economic development.

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hecht digitalLouisiana has made significant advances in digital media economic development in the past decade.

But, it also has a long way to go to be competitive with other states that got the jump on us as the silicon world began to evolve into the Internet world.

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hecht imageNew Orleans and the River Region has witnessed many changes since Hurricane Katrina disrupted life, for far too many in late August 2005.

 

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Louisiana Business shorts for today: GNO Inc gets two listed to major economic developer’s list; New Orleans international and science Show approaching, Ag. Sec. Strain issues warning, Ochsner announces partnership and more…The below are press releases or other information extracted from the web.

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new-orleans-tourism-compressed1MAKING A CASE FOR NEW ORLEANS

On the heels of a record-breaking New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, presented by IBERIABANK, an amazing PitchNOLA, and another fantastic Launch Fest, Steve Case, Founder of America Online and Chair and CEO of Revolution, is headed to New Orleans this week as part of his “Rise of the Rest” bus tour!

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hecht-2Hard, difficult, tough choices, for sure.

It will not be easy to plug a $1.6 billion dollar budget deficit this spring that could put Louisiana healthcare, higher education and other state services on the mat.

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hecht-hangoutThe distance between New Orleans and Panama got shorter today as Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., {NYSE: CPA} and member of the Star Alliance global airline network, announced it will begin nonstop service four times a week between New Orleans, La., and Panama, Republic of Panama, on June 24, 2015. New Orleans will be Copa Airlines’ 11th U.S. destination and its 71st overall.

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 BATON-ROUGE-SKY

It’s footbowl time in New Orleans.

Well, football and bowling to be more precise.  And time for all businesses to do something nice.

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BATON-ROUGE-SKYToday's Louisiana business shorts:

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  • LABI's Waguespack pokes Edwards tax delay, promotes Louisiana Legislative outlook
  • Louisiana ranked 25th in medical doctors, hospitals
  • Quin Hillyer: Freedom Caucus,hardliners "just Screwed the American people"
  • Trumpcare loss a mere distraction from RussiaGate

wag edwards tweetIn the age of rapid response, social media, President and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry took to twitter to apparently poke the Democrat Governor and to promote his own tour of his own legislative package, or legislative outlook tour, beginning today.

Today, Stephen Waguespack of LABI tweeted in response to The Advocate’s Tyler Bridges article that John Bel Edwards would be delaying his release of his tax overhaul package that was scheduled for today.

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doctors wallet hubWith Louisiana's Louisiana legislative session about to commence early April, the state has another ranking to consider--how it ranks for medical doctors.

 

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quin hillyer health 5Have the conservative Freedom Caucus and advocacy organizations such as Freedom Works and Heritage Action "screwed the American people"?

That's the feeling expressed by at least one long-time conservative Republican, who, as millions of others were outraged by the destruction of the Obamacare "repeal" and replacement, on Friday.  

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comey sitThe GOP will likely claim that the bogus “ Assisted suicide counseling” will still be covered since Obamacare remains the law of the land. That’s good news for GOP legislators who planned on voting “yes” on its repeal. The rich, also, should be happy the old law remains because they have wounds that need tending after the mega tax breaks for them that were inserted in Trumpcare went the way of leeching. The failure to repeal, of course, is the Democrats fault. Trump said so, but he has reason to be happy, too. The health care debacle managed, if just for an hour, or two, to deflect attention away from Russia.

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