Awards & Rankings

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

Louisiana a Runner Up in Business Facilities magazine’s 2011 State of the Year Ranking

2010 ranking named Louisiana as the State of the Year

February 2, 2012 | Read Story »

Louisiana #4 Most Competitive in USA

Interactive map details individual industries that are driving states to be more (or less) competitive

January 20, 2012 | Read Story »

New Orleans ranked in the 2011 Best Cities for Families by Parenting Magazine

The top-ranked American cities to live and raise a family based on great schools, affordable homes, low crime rates, jobs, and parkland.

January 4, 2012 | Read Story »

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 »