About Canvas

The 2013 Super Region Canvas: A Benchmarking Workshop will be an inaugural joint-venture between the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) and Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) to travel to the Tampa Area and Metro Orlando, more commonly known as Central Florida, from November 3-5, 2013 to learn best practices from the individual cities…

Why Central Florida?

Metro Orlando has been named one of fDi Magazine’s (Foreign Direct Investment) top ten “American Cities of the Future” in the large cities category. Additionally, the Tampa Area ranked number nine in a list of safest cities for families with young children according to Underwriters Laboratories and Sperling’s BestPlaces…

Canvas On the Move

Past Canvas Workshops to Austin, Nashville, Raleigh-Durham, Portland, Richmond, Pittsburgh, and Louisville have exposed participants to a wide range of ideas and practices for economic and community development. Equally important, the trips have created new networks among…

Thanks to everyone who made the 2013 Super Region Canvas a huge success!
  • BRAC says…
  • GNO, Inc. says…

brac_logo_275“BRAC has been hearing from top CEOs and business leaders that they are excited for this unique opportunity to build relationships with other business leaders across the Super Region.  This trip will represent a new day for alignment and cooperation between our two regions. Central Florida has a lot for us to learn from, particularly in how our two regions can collaborate to further economic development in Southeast Louisiana.”

–Adam Knapp, President and CEO, Baton Rouge Area Chamber

GNOInc_Logo_Black“Benchmarking trips to high-performing regions have been a valuable source of information for the Greater New Orleans business community as we have not only recovered from Katrina, but sought to perform at new levels of excellence. GNO, Inc. is excited about the opportunity to now partner with BRAC on the 2013 trip to Central Florida, making this Canvas Workshop an unprecedented super-regional effort. This reflects not only the new partnership between Greater New Orleans and the Baton Rouge Area, but also the fact that we compete best, economically, as a cohesive economic unit.”

–Michael Hecht, President and CEO, GNO, Inc.