Michael Hecht

Newell Normand
November 05, 2019 - 5:23 pm
An iconic building that lives inside the memories of hundreds of thousands of people. A building of mass proportion. A building located in a part of town that begs for love. A building that for the City of New Orleans is so much more than mortar, bricks, steel…and haunting memories of a storm long...
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Chris Miller
April 18, 2019 - 8:41 am
New Orleans is being praised as a good place to raise a family, and the reasons why may surprise you. The real estate web site Home.com has the city in its top ten, ranking sixth out of 50 U.S. cities. The criteria includes school quality and crime, something that usually works against us. "Some of...
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Don Ames
February 18, 2019 - 12:28 pm
A report by online lending company LendingTree, indicates that once people buy a home in New Orleans, they tend to stick around. According to the report, New Orleans ranks fifth on a list of 50 major cities where residents stay the longest. Not a surprise, says Michael Hecht, President and CEO of...
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David Blake
October 16, 2018 - 1:37 pm
The streets of New Orleans may be a little more crowded during the winter months, if folks head the advice of U.S. News and World Report . The publication ranks New Orleans as the fourth-best winter getaway in the world. New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation President Mark Romig says the...
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Don Ames
September 10, 2018 - 8:02 am
A new study finds New Orleans among the fastest growing "boomtowns" in the US. According to the financial education website, MagnifyMoney, a 'boomtown' is defined as a city that experiences rapid growth and sees people migrating to take advantage of the increasing opportunities. Analysts evaluated...
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Don Ames
June 25, 2018 - 9:23 am
Louisiana has some of the happiest workers in the country. Looking at employees in 599 career paths across the U.S. in 2017, career platform Sokanu uncovered where the happiest workers in the country live and what they do for a living. For the second year in a row, Hawaii topped the list as the...
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David Blake
June 11, 2018 - 1:20 pm
More new jobs for New Orleans, and again, it's a high-tech company bringing the work here. Hecht-Interview 6-11-18.mp3 Accruent, based in Austin, Texas, is opening a New Orleans office with the expectation it will create 350 jobs by 2020. GNO, Inc. President and CEO Michael Hecht says Accruent has...
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Chris Miller
June 07, 2018 - 12:49 pm
New Orleans is in the top 15 best metro areas for job seekers, according to the employment web site Indeed.com. New Orleans comes in at 14th. Factors include how favorable the local labor market is for job hunters, average salaries, and what kind of work/life balance the region offers. That's an...
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Don Ames
May 03, 2018 - 6:41 am
Today is the final day of Collision 2018 in New Orleans. It's also the last time the largest tech conference in North America will hold the annual meeting here in the city. In 2019, it moves north to Toronto, Canada. New Orleans has hosted the annual tech conference three times since it moved here...
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Jim Hanzo
April 30, 2018 - 7:13 am
Attendees by the thousands will descend in the Crescent City for the New Orleans Collision Conference, which begins today. Many of the visitors have been here before. It's the third year of having Collision, said Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans Inc. "It's now the fastest...
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