Awards & Rankings

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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 »

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA MSA Job Market Expected to be Among Strongest in Nation

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA MSA employers expect to hire at a strong pace during Quarter 4 2011, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. Among survey participants, the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA MSA employment outlook is the fourth best in the nation.

September 13, 2012 | Read Story »

Loyola University of New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Dillard University rank in “The 2013 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges”

The 2013 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings is out, with stability at the very top of both the National Universities and National Liberal Arts Colleges lists.

September 12, 2012 | Read Story »

NOLA, Baton Rouge, Shreveport Hubs Make Louisiana Top-Ranked Digital Media Leader

With innovative incentives and Oscar-worthy talent, Louisiana is the top-ranked state in our new Digital Media Leaders category in Business Facilities’ 2012 State Rankings Report.

July 25, 2012 | Read Story »

Louisiana’s FastStart, Quick Start Tops in Workforce Training

Once again, innovative programs in Louisiana and Georgia are the cream of the crop among Workforce Training Leaders. Louisiana’s FastStart and Georgia’s Quick Start again finished first and second, respectively, in the Workforce Training Leaders category in Business Facilities’ 2012 State Rankings Report.

July 24, 2012 | Read Story »

Louisiana Tops in Economic Growth Potential

Louisiana has surged to the top of Business Facilities’ flagship Economic Growth Potential ranking in our 2012 State Rankings Report.

July 23, 2012 | Read Story »