Awards & Rankings

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

New Orleans ‘Most Improved’ metro in MarketWatch survey

Once worst in MarketWatch study, Big Easy now in top third of class

December 14, 2011 | Read Story »

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 »