St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (SBEDF) is proud to announce Executive Director Meaghan McCormack has been named to GNO, Inc.’s 2021 Coalition for Coastal Resilience and Economy (CCRE). Coalition members include 26 business professionals from throughout greater New Orleans, all of whom aiming to become nonpartisan, informed voices of advocacy for sustainable restoration efforts in Louisiana’s wetlands, river, delta, and coastline.
CCRE is a business-led group whose mission includes marketing the business case for coastal restoration in Louisiana, uplifting the business community’s support of coastal restoration and the full adoption and implementation of the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan, working to create opportunities to engage local businesses and workforce in project implementation. The organization’s core activities, workshops, seminars, and tours focus specifically on education in public engagement, state legislation, and federal policy.
“St. Bernard Parish is already seeing immense investment into coastal restoration and other environmental projects,” said McCormack, citing $120.8 million in funding for coastal restoration projects recently announced by St. Bernard Parish Government. “I’m looking forward to connecting with industry leaders in Louisiana and beyond to help broaden my understanding of coastal issues and advocate for changes that will positively impact St. Bernard’s economy.” You can learn more about the coalition at https://gnoinc.org/business-climate/coastal-restoration/.