Awards & Rankings

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

NOLA Top 10 “Best U.S. Place to Live Car-Free”

A new study by Citylab has found that the New Orleans region is one of the best large metros in… Read More »

September 26, 2019 | Read Story »

Louisiana Named Top 10 Business State For Ninth Consecutive Year

Economic development magazine Area Development has ranked Louisiana No. 8 in the magazine’s annual Top States for Doing Business report,… Read More »

September 19, 2019 | Read Story »

NOLA #2 in USA for Industrial Real Estate Sales Growth

According to the real estate data company CoStar, Greater New Orleans was #2 in America for growth in real estate… Read More »

August 22, 2019 | Read Story »

FastStart Named #1 Workforce Program in USA

Today, Business Facilities ranked Louisiana Economic Development’s FastStart as the nation’s No. 1 state workforce training program for a record… Read More »

July 24, 2019 | Read Story »

New Orleans Named Major Market of the Year

Southern Business & Development (SB&D) magazine has named Greater New Orleans as the #1 “Major Market” (pop. 750K – 2.5M)… Read More »

July 8, 2019 | Read Story »

New Orleans a Top Tech Hub in North America

Business Facilities, a leading site selection publication, has named New Orleans as one of a dozen “Sweet Spots for High… Read More »

June 20, 2019 | Read Story »

NOLA #5 in USA for Baby Boomers

A recent New York Times article cited a study by homes.com that ranks New Orleans #5 Best City in America… Read More »

May 6, 2019 | Read Story »

NOLA #6 Most Family-Friendly City in USA

Real estate website Homes.com has named New Orleans the #6 Most “Family-Friendly” Major City in America. To establish this ranking,… Read More »

April 18, 2019 | Read Story »