GNO, Inc. Launches Quality of Life Website Destination GNO

February 17 2014 | Latest News
Caitlin Berni | |

Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) announced the launch of Destination GNO, an innovative relocation website designed to highlight the high quality of life in Greater New Orleans. This website was originally designed in response to the needs of local companies in recruiting workforce to the region, and is intended to be used as both a recruitment tool for local companies as well as for the general public considering relocating.

Destination GNO is an innovative new tool that was designed to change perceptions about life in Greater New Orleans,” said Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. “The site will convey to employees considering relocating to the region that whether you’re seeking an urban, suburban, or rural lifestyle, Greater New Orleans has it all.”

“We are pleased to be able to assist GNO, Inc. in producing this valuable resource. This exciting, innovative website supports Southeast Louisiana’s economic growth,” said Sakari Morrison, Public Affairs Manager for Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit. “With one visit to, people from around the world can tour Greater New Orleans neighborhoods, explore our region’s culture, character and cuisine, and see why this is a great place to live and do business.”

The site highlights 48 communities around the region, includes a moving guide, and highlights information about New Orleans’ rich arts and culture, climate, cost of living, economy, education, emergency preparedness, healthcare, parenting, public safety, shopping, and transportation. The site also allows users to select lifestyle attributes important to them and populates suggested communities based on their selections.

“This site is a valuable tool for our young professional members to use and learn about the neighborhoods and towns which make up this region,” said Jessica Shahien, Executive Director of 504ward. “Additionally, will become the go-to recruitment tool for friends and colleagues of our members around the country who want to live in an area that fits their lifestyle needs and desires.”

Funding for this project was generously provided by Chevron. The website was designed in collaboration with Mirliton Media, Keating Magee, and 504ward.

View Destination GNO by visiting