Awards & Rankings

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Louisiana leads nation in export growth

Louisiana’s year-to-date 2011 worldwide merchandise exports increased by 45% in value over the same period in 2010, the highest rate of growth in the USA.

December 13, 2011 | Read Story »

Site Selection magazine taps state as nations 7th best Business Climate

Site Selection evaluates the states annually using a four-part index of criteria linked to the magazine’s proprietary New Plant database of new and expanded facilities and a survey of corporate site selectors.

November 24, 2011 | Read Story »

Louisiana has risen 19 spots for “Best States for Business” by Forbes

The U.S. economy grew by 2.5% in the third quarter which was its best performance in a year, but no one is breaking out the party hats just yet after the first half saw microscopic growth of 0.9%.

November 22, 2011 | Read Story »

New Geography magazine ranks New Orleans as No. 8 Best City for High Tech Growth

With low costs, a friendly business climate and world-class urban amenities, the Crescent City could emerge as a real player, aided by the growing prominence of research and development around Tulane University.

November 18, 2011 | Read Story »

New Orleans at top of multiple categories in Travel+Leisure survey

Once again, New Orleans made an appearance at the top of several rankings.

November 16, 2011 | Read Story »

New Orleans ranked No. 8 on list of “Best Performing Metros”

Headlight, LLC conducted an analysis of employment trends from June to September 2011 to identify the U.S. metros that experienced the […]

November 8, 2011 | Read Story »

Louisiana # 6 in 2011 Top States For Doing Business Survey

States were ranked in each of the 12 site selection categories based on the number of times they were named as a “top-5” choice by the responding consultants.

October 21, 2011 | Read Story »

New Orleans earns “Top City for Young Entrepreneurs 2011″

New Orleans tops the list with a surge in entrepreneurial activity in recent years.

October 6, 2011 | Read Story »