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Economic Development Skills

Certified Louisiana Economic Developer

Learn best practices in economic development to grow business, jobs, and capital investment in your community!

Economic Development Training....

with emphasis on Louisiana's assets, laws, incentives, workforce.

Parking Info, Hotels, Misc.



What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Event Location:          GNO. Inc.

Address:                    1100 Poydras Ave, Suite 3475

                                  New Orleans, LA  70163

                                  (504) 527-6900

Parking Options:

The Annex 600 Loyola Avenue located behind the Energy Centre has a parking garage.

Rates: Cash Only

From 0 to 1 hours $ 4.00

From 1 to 2 hours $ 6.00

From 2 to 4 hours $ 8.00

From 4 to 12 hours $12.00

From 12 to 24 hours $20.00

Central Parking has a lot located at 1000 Poydras Street. Payment is made via the machine, which takes cash or credit cards.

Street/Meter parking around the borders of the building.


  • Parking on the 4th floor of the Energy Centre Annex Garage. The parking garage entrances are located at Poydras Street and Rampart Street

  • Street/meter parking and cash ground lots available around the borders of the building.

What are nearby recommended hotels?

There are several nearby hotels. LIDEA recommends the following options as having always provided good service and a reasonable cost:

Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola, New Orleans, LA 70113

Phone: (504) 561-1234 (Reg rate $219)

Hyatt House, 1250 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70113

Phone: (504) 648-3418 (Reg rate $219)

Sheraton, 500 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: (504) 525-2500 (Reg rate $167)


About LIDEA                                         Program Sponsors

The Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association (LIDEA) is a non-profit trade organization whose mission is to increase the effectiveness of individuals involved in the practice of economic development in Louisiana through education, public policy advocacy, and collaboration; LIDEA is the voice of the profession in Louisiana. 

LIDEA started the Certified Louisiana Economic Developer program in 2008 to help practitioners become the best in the nation at growing economies in their communities. 

Our partners include LED (Louisiana Economic Development), USDA Rural Development and the Delta Regional Authority.  We are able to offer affordable, best in nation training due to their generous support!

We also enjoy generous support from AEP (American Electric Power) and GNO, Inc (Greater New Orleans, Inc.), who have both been supporters of helping community leaders learn economic development best practices for many years!

Economic Development Training Sponsors
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