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The New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute is accepting applications for its Class of 2023 Regional Leadership Program, which is scheduled to begin in October 2022.

The deadline to apply for the Regional Leadership Program is June 30 and, if accepted, participants must pay a nonrefundable tuition fee of $3,000 to cover all program costs, materials, meals, and other expenses associated with pensions. Limited support through program scholarships is available as needed, and payment plans are available.

Since 2000, the institute has selected more than 900 individuals to participate in its Regional Leadership Program, the organization’s flagship leadership development program. Open to all business, civic and public sector leaders in the 10 parish area – Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington – the approach is rooted in regionalism, inclusiveness and impartiality. This is an opportunity to learn and collaborate with influential thought leaders and decision makers in Southeast Louisiana.

Each year, the program brings together approximately 55 diverse leaders committed to improving individual skills, increasing awareness and understanding of civic issues, fostering the expansion of professional networks, and strengthening collaborative leadership. Through a variety of presentations, panels, tours, and activities, key regional and state issues are dissected and discussed, and concepts and relationships are built through a shared learning experience.

“NORLI provides a nonpartisan platform for thought leadership that enables attendees to engage in high-level discussions about Southeast Louisiana’s most pressing issues,” said Stephen Reuther, Executive Director of the institute. “Building on the experiences and expertise that our class participants bring to the table, we are able to cultivate a greater capacity for civic understanding, engagement, and collaborative leadership that will improve our communities for the future. coming.”

The nine-month program – which will begin in October 2022 and end in June 2023 – includes two retreats and seven full-day sessions. The program curriculum examines public policy, education, health care, economic development, diversity and equity, criminal justice, and the environment, and analyzes the impact of these focus areas on the development and quality of life in the New Orleans area.

NORLI will host a series of six information sessions at various locations in the Greater New Orleans area for interested applicants to learn more about the program and how to apply. Program alumni and current program participants will be on hand to discuss program benefits and answer questions. All NORLI information sessions are free and open to the public.

To learn more about NORLI’s Leadership Development Program, free information sessions, and to apply, visit

St. Tammany Corporation Creates New Economic Website

St. Tammany Corporation CEO Chris Masingill announced the launch of the organization’s strategic economic development website, InveST St. Tammany, to drive business growth, attract investment and create jobs. The new website is powered by GIS Planning’s cutting-edge technology for property search and analysis to promote the area for relocation and business expansion.

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The website and web tools make St. Tammany Parish property listings and workforce data instantly accessible in a clear and relevant format for community leaders, site selectors, real estate agents and companies making location or expansion decisions. The intuitive, mobile-friendly web tool is free and requires no additional account to access the information. InveST St. Tammany provides data and statistics, including available labor pool, economic indicators, business resources, business site availability, key infrastructure, demographics and targeted industries.

An interactive, user-friendly data tool powered by GIS Planning’s industry-leading ZoomProspector software ensures companies making location decisions can visualize available commercial sites and buildings and research demographic, workforce, workforce, consumer spending, talent and critical business.

The St. Tammany Corporation also makes extensive use of the Autonomous Intelligence Components to add interactive data to their web pages, such as a community profile infographic, talent pool data to track degrees awarded and top study programs in the area, demographics, and much more.

“GIS planning data tools provide easy and direct access to location, specific workforce and talent, as well as industry data that businesses, organizations and individuals need need to make critical business decisions,” he said.

“St. Tammany Corporation’s vision is to strategically align St. Tammany’s economic landscape to make it the destination of choice for highly skilled talent, business creation, attraction, expansion and retention.

Interactive tools also allow for in-depth analysis of demographics, workforce, business, industry, consumer spending, and infrastructure.

The new St. Tammany Corporation website combines these lists and layers with additional proprietary data sources, including Applied Geographic Solutions, National Center for Educational Statistics, Emsi, and DataAxle (formerly InfoGroup USA). Some unique key features include demographic analysis, business reports, and workforce data.

For more information, visit

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Sherry J. Basler