Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu Talks Business with New Yorkers -- 010/20/2004
Two days of meetings with top-tier business journalists brings attention to Louisiana and the New South
Baton Rouge, LA – In order to shine the light on Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans area, Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu joined state and city officials in New York City to meet with business journalists, leaders and professionals.
"I’m proud to lead a delegation from the Greater New Orleans region to shine a light on the opportunities Louisiana offers," Landrieu said. "We want the entire nation to understand the opportunities and advantages of doing business in Louisiana."
Landrieu plans to meet with Forbes magazine senior editor, Kurt Badenhausen, Wall Street Journal reporters, the editorial board for the New York Times, the New York Sun, The Economist and members of the foreign press.
“This is an important opportunity to show the world how the business and political leaders of this region have come together with the state,” added Landrieu.
The overall theme of the trip promotes a “new day” in Louisiana business. Government officials and professionals promoted different economic aspects of the Greater New Orleans area including health and science, maritime technologies, arts and entertainment.
Other networking meetings included New York Board of Trade officials, Site Selection Consultants, North American Realy Advisory Services, IBM Business Consulting Services and several real estate firms.
The big-name business outing, organized by GNO Inc. – formally the New Orleans Regional Changer of Commerce and MetroVision, seeks to bring big business and more jobs to Louisiana, specifically the Greater New Orleans area.
“Everyone in New York has been very interested and supportive of our new initiatives,” said Landrieu. “We were able to show them many diverse aspects of our economy and landscape to give them the big picture about what Louisiana and New Orleans is really about and how we are unique from the rest of the country.”
In November, Landrieu is expected to travel again to New York for follow-up meetings with journalists and government and business leaders to further promote tourism opportunities in the state of Louisiana and to talk about the Cultural Economy Initiative and the upcoming conference in New Orleans in December.