Awards & Rankings

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

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… Read More »

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 » 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 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 »