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Louisiana Business Shorts: IBERIABANK, New Orleans air connectiions, Tidewater

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hechtLouisiana Biz Buzz for Today August 1, 2017

New Orleans gets connected


Business Facilities has named New Orleans #7 for Connectivity amongst mid-sized cities in North America.  Over the past two years, New Orleans Airport has added international flights to London, Frankfurt and Panama City, and now hosts 15 airlines that serve 57 nonstop destinations (8 international), with approximately 150 daily departures.

New Orleans also is one of only two cities in the USA with six Class-A railroads, has major interstate access, and, of course, sits at the mouth of the Mississippi River - which serves 31 states and two Canadian provinces.

Source: Mitchael Hecht GNO Inc

(Below shorts from PRNewswire

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