Awards & Rankings

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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… Read More »

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 »

New Orleans earns “Top City for Young Entrepreneurs 2011″

New Orleans tops the list with a surge in entrepreneurial activity in recent years.

October 6, 2011 | Read Story »

New Orleans chosen as 7th Best City for Jobs

Employment services firm ManpowerGroup has surveyed more than 18,000 employers in 100 metropolitan areas to find out who’s hiring, who’s firing and who plans to maintain their current staff levels in the fourth quarter of 2011.

September 13, 2011 | Read Story »

Louisiana incentives ranked No. 1 in U.S., included in Top 10 for six other categories

Louisiana took home the following rankings: #1 – Incentive Program; #3 – States Leading in Economic Recovery; #4 – Overall Business Environment; #5 – Overall Labor Climate, Labor Costs; #6 – State for Doing Business

September 7, 2011 | Read Story »