New Orleans: A City of Possibility

A recent email from Michael Hecht, CEO of GNO Inc., highlighted another positive ranking for New Orleans.  The city was named as one of the Top 20 “Cities of Possibility” in the World in Good magazine’s new “Good City Index”. To create this list of global “cities they are betting on,” the magazine looked at a combination of factors:

  • “Hub for Progress”
  • Civic Engagement
  • Transportation
  • “Local Vibes”
  • Green Space
  • Diversity
  • Signature Movements
  • Work/Life Balance

Driven by “a spirit of self-determination that has been a powerful driving force over the past eight years,” New Orleans shares the global recognition with:

  • Mexico City
  • Singapore
  • Budapest
  • Nairobi
  • Seoul
  • Johannesburg
  • Istanbul
  • Beirut
  • Rio De Janeiro
  • Buenos Aires
  • Montreal
  • Paris
  • Perth
  • Tel Aviv
  • Santiago
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Accra
  • Atlanta
  • Wellington (NZ)

Certainly, this is an impressive list of global cities to be ranked amongst. It  is yet another testament to how far we have come. While much work remains, it is truly an exciting time to be a part of the NEW New Orleans.