Incentives

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The State of Louisiana currently boasts the most aggressive digital media incentives in the nation. There is a 25% credit on digital interactive expenditures incurred in-state. Additionally, project payroll for Louisiana residents receives a 35% credit. These incentives do not expire, and credits can be sold or applied against accrued state tax liability – or simply reimbursed.

Culture

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In a world of increasing homogeneity, New Orleans shines as a beacon of culture. From music to cuisine to Mardi Gras, life in the Big Easy is rich and rewarding. Recent accolades include:

Leadership

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Much of the success that the New Orleans region has experienced comes as a result of the hard work of these leaders:

  • Governor Bobby Jindal
  • Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret
  • GNO, Inc. CEO Michael Hecht
  • New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu
Cost

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Compared with other major U.S. regions, Greater New Orleans has a cost of doing business that makes it one of the most affordable locations around. Wage levels are up to 40% less than those found in other digital hubs across the country, utilities are below the national average, and Class A office space can be secured for as low as $13 psf.

Renaissance

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Forbes publisher Richard Karlgaard recently called the post-Katrina revitalization of New Orleans “one of the great turnarounds in American history.” Many others have taken notice of the “new” New Orleans, with rankings and awards including: