Awards & Rankings

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Greater New Orleans ranks #2 in the USA in export growth, at over 400% since 2005

If there’s one thing that people of pretty much every political persuasion agree on, it’s the need to boost exports. This is true not just at the national level, but also the local one.

October 10, 2013 | Read Story »

Greater New Orleans ranks first in the country on exports per capita

If there’s one thing that people of pretty much every political persuasion agree on, it’s the need to boost exports. This is true not just at the national level, but also the local one.

October 10, 2013 | Read Story »

Louisiana Ranks #6 in the USA

As the economy improves and states continue to vie for new investment and jobs, they also seek the attention of site consultants who help companies make their new facility and expansion decisions.

September 11, 2013 | Read Story »

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 »