504ward Pinpoints Talent Attraction, Retention Strategies Since 2008

mary matthews 504ward By Mary Matthews, 504ward Executive Director New Orleans' long- term economic competitiveness is fundamentally tied to the quality of our workforce. In order for a company to expand in or move to New Orleans, they need access to a deep, talented pool of highly skilled, highly educated workers. Talent and workforce development, therefore, are two of the most crucial pieces of the economic development puzzle, especially as opportunities in knowledge-based industries like tech and healthcare grow. 
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