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New Orleans area business leaders targeting advanced manufacturing opportunities

By Richard Thompson, The New Orleans Advocate

Posted February 14, 2017 in News

Originally posted on The New Orleans Advocate

Regional business leaders are setting their sights in the year ahead on developing and growing local opportunities in advanced manufacturing, an industry that could employ skilled and well-paid workers.

That was the takeaway Monday from Greater New Orleans Inc.’s annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency hotel. The regional economic development group’s incoming chairwoman, Tara Hernandez, told more than 1,000 business leaders and city officials that the group’s efforts would include leveraging existing partnerships or entering new ones to create jobs in that sector.

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Key Industries

Advanced Materials, Chemical Products, Energy Services & Manufacturing, Food Processing, Primary Metals