Awards & Rankings

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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 »

State makes U.S. News “10 States That Are Gaining Business” list

Businesses per person in 2008: 0.92; in 2010: 0.97. Unemployment rate: 7.6 percent. Even last year’s Gulf oil spill hasn’t dampened the state’s booming energy sector.

August 30, 2011 | Read Story »

Louisiana ranked No. 6 by State Entrepreneurship Index

With a value of 1.61, Louisiana is ranked 6th in the nation, up from 16th in the nation in 2008.

August 27, 2011 | Read Story »

New Orleans Leads the USA by 30% in number of startups-per-capita

Entrepreneurship has spiked post-Katrina, from 218 individuals starting businesses out
of every 100,000 metro area adults in 2003-05 to 427 in 2008-10, and remains well
above the national average of 333.

August 15, 2011 | Read Story »

Louisiana No. 2 in Growth Potential, No. 7 in Business Climate

Virginia and Louisiana are the top-ranked states for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities’ 2011 State Rankings Report.

August 2, 2011 | Read Story »

New Orleans ranks No. 10 on the Vitality Index

In New Orleans, the cultural benefits and diversity of the area were influential in securing a high ranking in the index.

July 20, 2011 | Read Story »