During its Spring 2014 Conference in New Orleans, ITRA Global hosted a CEO guest panel consisting of top executives from GE Capital Technology Center, Spear Point LLC, and Smoothie King to share their reasons for choosing the region for expansion or relocation. The panel was organized by Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.), Inc., the economic development alliance serving Southeast Louisiana, as a VIP Co-sponsor of ITRA Global with Louisiana Economic Development (LED).
ITRA Global executives and guests also learned why Site Selection magazine ranked the Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and New Orleans regional economic development groups among the top 11 in the U.S., and named LED one of the top five best performing state economic development agencies in the U.S. in 2013.
“Greater New Orleans, Inc. was pleased to organize the CEO panel for the recent ITRA Global Conference,” said Michael Hecht, President and CEO of GNO, Inc. and the panel moderator. “Greater New Orleans is undergoing an historic economic revitalization, and we appreciated the opportunity to highlight the benefits of doing business in the region.”
“Louisiana has done an impressive job of creating very positive growth and a strong business climate through their incentive programs and leadership at the State, regional and local levels,” said Mylinda Vick, Chairman of ITRA Global. “Louisiana is attracting major business investment in both traditional and emerging industries and the state has been described by Forbes as ‘America’s New Frontier for Business Opportunity’ in the January 3, 2013 article contributed by Adriana Lopez.”
About ITRA Global
ITRA Global is an organization of real estate professionals specializing in representing tenants and buyers in the leasing, acquisition and disposition of office, industrial and retail facilities. With coverage in major markets around the world, ITRA Global is dedicated to representing tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate. Clients benefit by having an experienced professional as their trusted advisor, providing conflict-free representation with total objectivity. To learn more about ITRA Global, please visit www.itraglobal.com or contact Beth Wade, Executive Director, at 1.706.654.3201.