Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Photo by Rick Lineberger

Rollin' On The River July 9, 2015

We’ve got a lot going for us here in New Orleans these days. But even through the bad times – oil busts and oil spills, recessions, floods, and hurricanes – the economic heart of our city has kept beating. That’s largely attributable not to what goes on in the CBD, but what goes on on the Mississippi River.

The stretch of the Mississippi River here in New Orleans is the busiest waterway in the world. And the section between Milan Street and Henry Clay is the world’s longest wharf.

Doug Downing, Gary LaGrange

Gary LaGrange is the President & CEO of the Port of New Orleans.  Doug Downing is CFO & Treasurer of Canal Barge.

Gary and Doug join Peter Ricchiuti on Out to Lunch in the wine room at Commander's Palace.


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