Awards & Rankings

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

Business Facilities Names Achievement Award Winners

Loyal followers of our annual State Rankings Report will not be surprised that Louisiana Economic Development is the hands-down winner of our first Achievement in Workforce Training Award for the Louisiana FastStart program.

April 4, 2012 | Read Story »

Greater New Orleans among Top 20 Strongest Performing Metros

National economic indicators suggest that the economic recovery, though still very slow, may be picking up speed

March 28, 2012 | Read Story »

Greater New Orleans Metro ranks among the top 20 Strongest Performing by Brookings

Data for the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas do not fully reflect the most recent national trends
because most metropolitan economic indicators are available only through the fourth quarter of 2011
(ending in December).

March 15, 2012 | Read Story »

Louisiana Ranks in Top 10 for Site Selection Governor’s Cup Rankings

State ranks No. 3 in U.S. for per-capita economic development project wins in 2011

March 1, 2012 | Read Story »

Louisiana #2 state to start a company

Today, the Tax Foundation in collaboration with KPMG released a new 50-state analysis of business tax burdens in the U.S. that indicates Louisiana’s business tax competitiveness has improved significantly over the past few years.

February 29, 2012 | Read Story »

Tax Foundation Ranking Indicates Dramatic Improvement In Louisiana’s Business Tax Competitiveness

Louisiana ranks No. 2 in the U.S. for new firms and No. 10 in the U.S. for mature firms

February 29, 2012 | Read Story »

Louisiana a Runner Up in Business Facilities magazine’s 2011 State of the Year Ranking

2010 ranking named Louisiana as the State of the Year

February 2, 2012 | Read Story »

Louisiana #4 Most Competitive in USA

Interactive map details individual industries that are driving states to be more (or less) competitive

January 20, 2012 | Read Story »