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President and Chief Executive Off...

Phone: (504) ***-****  HQ Phone
Greater New Orleans , Inc.
365 Canal Street, Suite 2300
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
United States

Company Description: Neither GNO, Inc. nor its affiliated, related or subsidiary companies, nor any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors or suppliers,...   more


  • MBA
    Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • undergraduate degree , Race Relations
    Yale University
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Board of Directors | Greater New Orleans, Inc. | Regional Economic Development, 21 Nov 2014 [cached]
Michael Hecht
President & CEO Greater New Orleans, Inc.
UNO Research and Technology Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors - UNO Foundations, 18 Oct 2014 [cached]
Mr. Michael Hecht President & CEO Greater New Orleans, Inc.
I think that HRI is well ..., 23 Oct 2014 [cached]
I think that HRI is well on its way to becoming our first," said Michael Hecht, president and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.).
"CCI's decision to invest in a ..., 14 Oct 2014 [cached]
"CCI's decision to invest in a methanol manufacturing facility underscores that Louisiana's combination of logistics, business climate and focus on international trade make it a top location for industrial projects," said Michael Hecht, CEO of Greater New Orleans Inc.
Michael Hecht, president of ..., 13 Oct 2014 [cached]
Michael Hecht, president of GNO Inc. and an early champion of the concept, wondered aloud at the second Medifund board meeting in September. "And how do we distribute it, monitor its distribution, and measure what we've distributed?"
Hecht thinks $100 million is a pretty good number to shoot for to get the fund started.
Hecht says the board should create general criteria for a winning proposal, including a growing global market, existing local expertise, lack of significant competition, and high economic potential. Under this approach, the grant seekers would have to demonstrate how their proposal fits into the matrix.
"We let the criteria drive the outcome, as opposed to the committee," Hecht says.
A national foundation might provide some of the grant money if it approves of whatever selection process the board comes up with. But there's still a chance the Legislature might decide to actually fund its creation.
Hecht suggests looking at cigarette taxes, which in Louisiana are well below average. An extra buck a pack could raise more than $300 million in a year, he says; surely some of that new money could go to the Medifund?
Hecht says several prominent good-government groups are looking for possible solutions to the state budget's structural issues, which could be a point of discussion during next year's elections.
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