Greater New Orleans Launches Quality of Life Website

11 Feb, 2014

Greater New Orleans, Inc. has launched 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,” says 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.”

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, health care, 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,” says Jessica Shahien, executive director of 504ward. “Additionally, DestinationGNO.com 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 provided by Chevron. The website was designed in collaboration with Mirliton Media, Keating Magee, and 504ward.

Illustration: Jerry Lodriguss

Source: Greater New Orleans Inc.