Industry Sectors

An unprecedented level of business development activity in our region suggests that a profound economic resurgence is occurring. More than $20 billion is being invested in six target sectors: three foundational—building on our existing strengths—and three diversifying—leveraging regional assets to create new opportunities. There should be no question that the 10-parish Greater New Orleans region is open for business and is firmly focused on welcoming and supporting new investment and development in these industry sectors.

Foundational Sectors:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • International Trade

Diversifying Sectors:

  • Digital Media
  • BioSciences
  • Emerging Environmental

Summaries of the strengths and opportunities for these sectors can be found on ensuing pages simply by clicking any of the specific industry names at left.

Taking into account our naturally competitive assets, foundational and diversifying sector strengths and projections, global market trends, and community goals, we have identified the sectors with the highest growth potential for our region.