Vol. 35: Fast and Resilient: Business in Greater New Orleans


In recent years Greater New Orleans has established itself as a hotbed of innovation and growth, that now boasts 30% more startups per capita than the national average, and was recently called “The Big Easiest Place to Build a Startup” by Fast Company magazine.

With this in mind, GNO, Inc. congratulates local companies that have been named to the Inc. magazine annual “500|5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies.” The list included sixteen companies with a significant presence in the Greater New Orleans region:

Combined, these companies employ over 4,500 people with nearly $667 million in annual revenue. Moreover, they are living proof of the recent KPMG/Tax Foundation study that found Louisiana to be the #2 place in the entire USA to start a business.

Finally, in the Brookings Institute recent “Metro Monitor” economic analysis, Greater New Orleans was ranked #1 in the USA for best economic performance through the recession, demonstrating that we are not only fast, but also resilient, as both a community and an economy.

Thank you for your support.
Michael Hecht
President and CEO
Greater New Orleans, Inc.

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