Awards & Rankings

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Louisiana reaches highest rank ever in CEO Survey

Louisiana, is the Cinderella of business improvement…it has climbed steadily up the ranks so that it is now 13th—up from 27th last year—the biggest leap in a single year of any state.

May 2, 2012 | Read Story »

The Best Cities for Jobs 2012

Another energy capital, Oklahoma City, ranks 10th, while resurgent New Orleans-Metairie places 13th among the largest metro areas.

May 1, 2012 | Read Story »

Greater New Orleans Inc. earns honorable mention in Excellence Awards

Business Facilities has introduced a new annual series of Economic Development Awards to honor the agencies and organizations that have established and consistently executed the best practices in our industry, bringing measurable success in targeted economic development to the locations they represent.

April 5, 2012 | Read Story »

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 »