Wanted: Strong Leadership

Lavon Burbank, chairman of the executive board of the New Orleans Regional Business Park, discusses hopes to get the park back on track.

By Andrew Paul
BIZ New Orleans

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Every workday, thousands commute to the New Orleans Regional Business Park in the eastern part of the city off Old Gentilly Road, ready to assemble space shuttles and roast coffee beans.

"This is truly an industrial gem," says Lavon Burbank, chairman of the NORBP executive board, of the park. "When you're talking its about proximity to railroad lines and to ports, you know, there's a reason why these businesses chose to locate here. Whether or not they were guided by the state or the city, they looked at the location on a map and said, 'This is just the place to be.'"

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Delgado Hosting Groundbreaking for Maritime and Industrial Training Center April 24

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Delgado Hosting Groundbreaking for Maritime and Industrial Training Center April 24

New Orleans, La. - Delgado Community College invites the community to attend groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Delgado Maritime and Industrial Training Center on Friday, April 24, at 2 p.m.

Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. courtesy of Delgado Culinary Arts Program students, faculty and staff.

The new 18,750-square-foot building is designed by Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects of New Orleans. The $7 million project is funded by state bonds authorized through Act 391 during the 2007 Legislative Session.

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