East Coast, West Coast…Emergence of the Third Coast

New OrleansI wanted to share this recently published article, “The Rise of the Third Coast,” by Joel Kotkin, an internationally-recognized researcher and author on global, economic, political and social trends.  In the piece, Kotkin describes the “Third Coast,” in large part driven by a “resurgent New Orleans” region, as “one of the major forces in twenty-first-century America.”

One quote in this article that is particularly striking to me is regarding the education system:

In a new report, government efficiency expert David Osborne describes New Orleans’s reforms as a “breakthrough.” The results, he says, are “spectacular: test scores, graduation rates, college-going rates, and public approval have more than doubled in five years.” He adds, “I believe this is the single most important experiment in American education today.”

Click here to read the article.

Eye on the Market Highlights – February 2012

Stirling Properties’ Eye on the Market research alert is emailed monthly to our mailing list and features all the latest news and market reports about the Gulf South.  We scan local and regional news outlets, as well as economic development groups, university research centers, and more, so that we can compile all the relevant rankings, news, economic development announcements, reports and more in one convenient place.  Some highlights from our February 2012 Eye on The Market include:

  • Shreveport listed among 5 Markets Beating the Housing Bust
  • Baton Rouge ranked 7th for Job Growth through 2020
    Business Report
  •  Lafayette’s Median Income Growth Leads Nation’s Metros
    The Independent
  • GE Capital announces creation of technology center in New Orleans
    Louisiana Economic Development
  • Army plans expansion at Fort Polk in Central Louisiana
    The Advocate
  • La. restaurants expected to lead 2012 industry growth
    Business Report
  • Chain restaurants, retailers increasingly locating on north shore

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Stirling Properties Secures the Following Listing/Leasing Agreements and Completed Transactions

COVINGTON, Louisiana – (December 20, 2010)  Stirling Properties is proud to announce the following agreements:

  • HSHPT, LLP, New Orleans, LA – 3,270 SF
  • Allied Cash Advance, Pineville, LA – 1,500 SF
  • Allied Cash Advance, Alexandria, LA – 1,100 SF
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors, Lafayette, LA – 69,140 SF
  • Wal- Mart, Mandeville, LA – 11,196 SF
  • First Horizon, Inc., Covington, LA, 13.9 Acres
  • Henry Wong, Church Point, LA – 3,261 SF
  • Saigon Noodles, Lafayette, LA – 1,500 SF
  • Naked Pizza, Lafayette, LA – 1,917 SF
  • GBR Investments, LLC, Baton Rouge, LA – 6,300 SF
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