Awards & Rankings

Download a copy of GNO, Inc. STARs (PDF) –- a comprehensive list of significant awards for the state and region

New Orleans Ranks #3 in Information Technology Employment Leaders

Baton Rouge, LA has been named our top-ranked metro for Economic Growth Potential. Louisiana’s capital has had great success in executing the state’s strategy of bringing together business and higher education in innovative public-private partnerships that spur initiatives in new high-growth sectors.

August 5, 2013 | Read Story »

Port of New Orleans #1 in USA

Baton Rouge, LA has been named our top-ranked metro for Economic Growth Potential. Louisiana’s capital has had great success in executing the state’s strategy of bringing together business and higher education in innovative public-private partnerships that spur initiatives in new high-growth sectors.

August 5, 2013 | Read Story »

New Orleans Ranks #2 Most Aspirational City

A city at its best, wrote the philosopher René Descartes, provides “an inventory of the possible.” The city Descartes had […]

July 30, 2013 | Read Story »

New Orleans Ranks America’s Fastest-Growing City Since The Recession

It was widely reported that the Great Recession and subsequent economic malaise changed the geography of America. Suburbs, particularly in the Sun Belt, were becoming the “new slums” as people flocked back to dense core cities.

June 18, 2013 | Read Story »

Louisiana’s workers are considered the Most Engaged Workforce in the USA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Workers in Louisiana, at 37%, were the most likely in 2012 to be engaged in their jobs […]

June 11, 2013 | Read Story »

New Orleans is Americas Fastest Growing City

Which cities are on the up-and-up? The answer might surprise you. NerdWallet sifted through the data from over 475 cities to find cities that were growing in three categories—population, employment and income—and ranked them according to growth rates. We used the following three factors to determine the overall growth score of each city:

June 10, 2013 | Read Story »

Louisiana is the second-best place in the nation to retire

Besides jazz and beignets, Louisiana offers retirees an excellent combination of low taxes (the Tax Foundation ranks it as the fourth lowest in the nation)

May 19, 2013 | Read Story »

New Orleans #3 City Winning The Battle For Information Jobs

The information industry has long been a darling of the media — no surprise since the media constitutes a major […]

May 10, 2013 | Read Story »