JEFFERSON CHAMBER: HECHT AND WAGUESPACK
On Wednesday Feb. 3, The Jefferson Chamber will host a breakfast to discuss Louisiana’s economic development and the challenges and opportunities for the business community in the 2016 state legislative session. Peter Ricchiuti, Tulane University business professor and host of NPR’s Out to Lunch, will moderate the discussion featuring LABI president Stephen Waguespack and GNO, Inc. President Michael Hecht.
While much of the attention by many in New Orleans has been focused upon pros and cons of Civil War monuments removals, crime in the street, water outages, bad streets, race and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, there are other voices out there who are claiming there is something happenning in the city and the region that should be noted.
Hard, 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.
On Monday April 13, the Louisiana legislative session begins.
This is not like any legislative session. The state has a serious fiscal problem. It is $1.6B dollars short of expenses. Many are wondering how the state will fix the problem, if it can.
For too often over the past six years or so, many of us have been told that the Louisiana economy is growing in leaps and bounds, that we lead the rest of the country in economic growth.
Today, GNO Inc. held its annual meeting before nearly one thousand people at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
As New Orleans braces for its magnificent holiday season followed by the mega-extravangzas of Sugar Bowl, Mardi Gras and this year, the super of the super, the NFL Super Bowl, there is one question on the mind of many tourists: How is the New Orleans city and region economy doing since it is now seven Christmases ago from the season following Hurricane Katrina?
METAIRIE --GNO Inc. announces retaining Smoothie King for Louisiana