Awards & Rankings

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

The 20 Hottest Startup Hubs In America

Silicon Valley is the most famous place for startups to thrive, but it’s far from the only one. A recent report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation took a look at what areas of the United States had the highest density of high-tech startups.

September 7, 2013 | Read Story »

Louisiana Ranked as one of The most tax-friendly states for retirees

If you plan to relocate to another state when you retire, climate, culture and cost of living no doubt top your list of selection criteria. Taxes have even greater implications for most seniors, however.

August 23, 2013 | Read Story »

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 »