New Initiative to Develop Area’s Digital Media Industry

June 28, 2008

New Orleans Digital Media

Last week Michael Hecht, President/CEO of GNO, Inc., was gracious enough to take time out of his busy schedule to speak to the EO Accelerator group. GNO, Inc. spearheads economic development for the ten parish Greater New Orleans area. Hecht’s speech was very inspiring, and it reminded us all that New Orleans really is a great place. Unfortunately, since Katrina (and even before) many people of the region focus so heavily on the negative aspects of the city. GNO, Inc. put together the “Greater New Orleans Reality Check” which highlights a quick punch list of positive aspects of the city.

The Greater New Orleans Digital Media Alliance

One of the recent initiatives that Hecht and his staff are working on is the Greater New Orleans Digital Media Alliance. Hecht’s goal for The Greater New Orleans Digital Media Alliance will be to market the metro area to technology companies, advocate policies that support those firms, and work with universities to develop curricula that support the technology industry. The Times-Picayunne recently covered the story here.

I look forward to following GNO, Inc.’s initiatives as they help re-build the New Orleans business community. This is an effort we hope to be involved with here at Gatorworks, one of the area’s top graphic design companies.