Team Swamp

Staffing Augmentation in Southeastern United States

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Team Swamp is composed of the New Orleans, LA and Orlando, FL, and led by Market Team Leader Ariane Brennan. Ariane is a seasoned marketing and business development professional and has been with S3 for seven years. Prior to assuming the role as regional manager, as a high-performer Account Manager she has sold both staffing and project services. Prior to joining S3, she worked as an account supervisor for an advertising and public relations firm doing account penetration strategy, business development, proposals, project management and client relations.

Here are some key facts about New Orleans:

  • Large Cargo Ship and New Orleans SkylineThe Port of New Orleans is one of the busiest ports in America. The city is the home of major shipbuilding facilities, a naval base, the nation’s Marine reserve headquarters and the world’s first World Trade Center.
  • There are more than 40 museums in New Orleans, in addition to a world-class zoo, aquarium and children’s museum.
  • New Orleans is also the home of esteemed medical research facilities and seven institutions of higher learning.
  • New Orleans is universally considered one of the top three culinary destinations in the world, a tribute to its indigenous
  • Creole cuisine that is found only in the Crescent City and is an outgrowth of the city’s unique blend of nationalities and cultures. Prior to Katrina, the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar was the oldest continually operating streetcar line in the world.
  • Louisiana’s fishing industry has been the second-largest in America, accounting for 26 percent of all seafood landed in the country and 40 percent of all seafood consumed by Americans each year.
  • More than 6,000 vessels move through New Orleans annually along the Mississippi River, making it the world’s busiest waterway and integral to the country’s economic stability. In 2004, more than 380,000 jobs in the United States were related to the cargo activity at the Port of New Orleans’ marine terminals, and these job holders received $16.9 billion in combined personal income. The marine cargo activity at the port supported $37 billion of output in the nation, and generated $2.8 billion in tax revenue.
  • Tourism is the second-largest industry in New Orleans, employing more than 85,000 in 2004 and generating $5.5 billion in visitor spending. More than 10.1 million visitors came to New Orleans in 2004, and without tourism, the city had an average of $15.2 million per day in direct income. The city is holding an abbreviated eight-day Mardi Gras celebration in 2006 – the 150th anniversary of Carnival parading – to celebrate the city’s spirit and heritage and provide a much-needed revenue boost to the economy.

Source: New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

Here are some key facts about Orlando

  • Staff Augmentation in OrlandoMetro Orlando serves as the headquarters for several companies, including: Darden Restaurants, Tupperware Corp., American Automobile Association (AAA) and Ruth’s Chris Steak House, among others.
  • Orlando is home to the University of Central Florida (UCF), now the 2nd largest university in the country with more than $122 million in annual research; a #3 ranking on the IEEE Patent Scorecard and a top ten incubator network.
  • Metro Orlando has the 7th largest research park in the country (Central Florida Research Park) with more than 1,025 acres. It is home to more than 120 companies, employs more than 8,500 people, and is the hub of the nation’s military simulation and training programs.
  • Metro Orlando has nationally recognized clusters of innovation in digital media, agritechnology, aviation and aerospace, and software.
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranked Florida among the top 10 states for starting a business as measured by the number of high-tech businesses in the state, programs that support entrepreneurs and STEM job concentration.
  • Florida has been recognized as the best state in the country for innovation by Fast Company. The ranking looks at the states that have the most thriving startup communities
  • Florida ranked as the second-highest rate of new business production, third best state with revenue per startup ($1.2 million), having the fourth most fundable entrepreneurs per million residents, having the fourth most fundable investors per million residents and the fifth state whose percent of total employment was from firms less than three years old.

Source: Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission