Awards & Rankings

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Louisiana #5 Best State for Doing Business in the USA

Louisiana has ranked No. 5 for the second year in a row in Area Development magazine’s annual Top States for… Read More »

September 14, 2017 | Read Story »

NOLA Ranked Top 10 “City of the Future” in the Western Hemisphere for Connectivity & Foreign Investment

fDi, the economic development publication of the Financial Times, has named New Orleans in the Top 10 in two categories… Read More »

September 8, 2017 | Read Story »

New Orleans Voted #4 Best City in the USA

For the eighth year in a row, the readers of Travel + Leisure have named New Orleans a Top 10… Read More »

August 3, 2017 | Read Story »

New Orleans #7 in North America for Connectivity

Spurred by one of the fastest growing airports in the nation, Business Facilities has named New Orleans #7 for Connectivity… Read More »

July 28, 2017 | Read Story »

FastStart Training Program #1 in USA for Eighth Year

Louisiana’s FastStart workforce training program has been named #1 in the USA for an unprecedented eight years by Business Facilities… Read More »

July 26, 2017 | Read Story »

NOLA #10 City That Millennials Can Afford — and Actually Want to Live In

The Penny Hoarder has developed a definitive list of the top 25 coolest and most affordable cities for millennials. It’s… Read More »

July 22, 2017 | Read Story »

NOLA #5 City Where “Entrepreneurship is Booming”

Entrepreneur magazine, in an article entitled “8 Cities Whose Entrepreneurship Communities Are Booming,” names New Orleans as #5. Starting with… Read More »

July 13, 2017 | Read Story »

GNO #5 in USA for Millennial In-migration

According to Time magazine, Greater New Orleans ranks #5 in the USA for in-migration of millennials. From 2010-2015, the New… Read More »

June 7, 2017 | Read Story »