Michael Hecht, President of Greater New Orleans, Inc., which is the economic development agency for southeast Louisiana.   Michael holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a member of the Public Management Program, and an undergraduate degree from Yale University, magna cum laude.


 Michael gave us an update on the current economic status of Louisiana.  He feels that New Orleans has fared better than most states through the recession and New Orleans may have missed most of the housing crisis.  He informed us on many positive news articles published about Louisiana.