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Dominik Knoll
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Dominik Knoll is Chief Executive Officer of the World Trade Center of New Orleans, an organization dedicated to promoting international business and trade. The World Trade Center of New Orleans consists of over 1,000 corporate members in addition to several hundred individual members; it is one of the largest international trade organizations in the Southern United States. In 2012, member organizations were able to significantly contribute to the state’s record-breaking exports, the total value of which exceeded $63 billion.

Knoll holds an MBA Degree from Tulane University, with specialization in Strategic Management and Leadership. Knoll, a native of Italy, is also a private international real estate investor and is fluent in English, German, and Italian.

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Today's Global Economy? We Are All in it Together!

(2) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 2:44 PM

Today I would like to write about the World Economy, highlighting some of the current strengths and developments on the examples of the U.S., Europe, China and India. We live in a very exiting time, in a truly global world which will be even further globalized in the near future....

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Economic Growth Patterns in USA, Canada, Mexico and China

(1) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 10:36 AM

While the U.S. economy is seeing significant growth, economies in neighboring countries, Canada and Mexico, are doing also well. In Canada, rising exports and consumer spending have translated into better growth. This year, their GDP will grow by about 2.25 percent with a similar boost predicted for

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A Five Point Approach to Fix Social Security: What Everyone Needs to Know

(1) Comments | Posted June 21, 2014 | 10:15 PM

It's no secret that Congress has not been solving many problems lately - and its popularity reflects this. Some of the issues the country faces are complicated and defy easy solution. Then, there is Social Security - whose problem is understandable using rudimentary math. The simple fact is:...

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An Energy Conference You Don't Want to Miss

(1) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 4:15 PM

It passed some time since this year's CERAWeek 2014 kicked off in Houston, Texas from March third to seventh. This conference is, in my opinion, one of the best energy conferences I have attended (and I attended many over the last couple of years.) It focuses annually on the latest...

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Online Universities 2.0: Taking Education to the Next Level -- Worldwide

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 6:02 PM

A couple of years back, the very essence of education was to get enrolled in a prestigious university and attend regular classes. The Internet played no role in that. But not anymore; now, no matter where you are in the world, you can get educated, mostly free of charge, on...

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Made in USA: How Are We Doing as an Export Nation?

(2) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 1:41 PM

An interesting question, especially as we know that there is strong evidence that the major chunk of global growth is estimated to happen outside the shores of the U.S. Therefore could exports be one major facet to boost the U.S. economy in the next few years? Lets see how we...

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Don't Miss It, Fix It -- Try the Balanced Approach

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2013 | 2:00 PM

Before I start let me be clear: None of this is simple, including solutions, but as Americans, we must demand an honest discussion and real solutions. Because as shameful as it is that the most powerful nation in the world can't reach simple agreements to fund the government, it is...

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Louisiana Can Make Difficult Decisions, Why Can't Washington?

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 2:42 PM

While budget negotiations in Louisiana last month were certainly tense and yielded a less-than-perfect final product, it was ultimately forged on the backs of bipartisan compromise. The budget process serves as a clear sign that when forced to do so, legislators can compromise on difficult decisions, and I applaud their...

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U.S. Needs Immigration 2.0 for Highly Skilled: My Case

(10) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 8:11 AM

As a young exchange student to the United States from Italy, my mind boggled from an immersion into new customs, not to mention the sounds of a completely different language that only compounded this culture shock. But there was no confusion about the friendliness of people that lived here; they...

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