The President and CEO of the Downtown Development District in New Orleans Kurt Weigle makes a trip to the Port City.

Weigle will speak to hundreds of Wilmington city and business leaders during a luncheon. He’s responsible for adopting and implementing the Canal Street Development Strategy, resulting in millions of dollars of new residential and retail investments.

Wilmington Downtown Inc President John Hinnant said he’ll be listening closely to Weigle’s advice as the Port City has a lot of similar qualities to the New Orleans including infrastructure, architecture and a hurricane prone environment.