Awards & Rankings

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CEOs nationwide rank Louisiana #11 in the USA

Louisiana has come a long way since 2006 when it ranked 47th.

May 6, 2013 | Read Story »

New Orleans region is the #2 “Boomtown” in America

The population rose to 1.2 million in 2012, and there’s plenty of job growth in heavy construction and even the television and motion picture industry, according to New Orleans demographer Allison Plyer.

April 24, 2013 | Read Story »

Bright.com names New Orleans No. 3 in U.S. for tech job growth

Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc., said the employment website Bright.com has listed the Greater New Orleans area as No. 3 in the country for tech job growth.

February 17, 2013 | Read Story »

Louisiana among top 2 states for Public School policies

The two highest-ranking states, Florida and Louisiana, received B-minus ratings. The states that were given F’s included Alabama, California, Iowa and New Hampshire.

January 7, 2013 | Read Story »

New Orleans stays No. 1 in recovery; BR mid-pack

New Orleans continued to fare better than any other metro area in the U.S. in recovering from the recession during the third quarter of 2012, according to a report released Wednesday by the Brookings Institute.

December 28, 2012 | Read Story »

New Orleans rated best American city to visit by Travel + Leisure

For the second consecutive month, New Orleans has claimed an elite rating as a travel destination from a major tourism magazine. This time, in fact, it scored the highest honor, when Travel + Leisure declared it the best American city to visit.

November 14, 2012 | Read Story »

The Best Cities For Working Mothers, 2012

In budget-friendly southern cities like New Orleans, which landed, for the first time in four years, in the top 10 cities on our list, mothers can expect to spend much less—just $5,900 annually—for childcare.

October 10, 2012 | Read Story »

Greater New Orleans #1 Growing Metro Area for Employment

Recent economic reports point to a continued slow pace of national economic recovery during the summer of 2012. Yet even earlier in the second quarter of 2012, the nation’s major metropolitan economies exhibited tremendous variation in their recovery progress.

September 18, 2012 | Read Story »