Awards & Rankings

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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 »

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 »