Awards & Rankings

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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 »

Louisiana earns No. 4 ranking in Value of Exports by State

Among the top ten exporting states, Louisiana had the highest rate of growth.

July 19, 2011 | Read Story »

N.O. chosen as Co-Major Market of the Year, Louisiana as State of the Year

Louisiana turned eight deals of $300 million or more in investment and two of those were $1 billion or more.… Read More »

July 15, 2011 | Read Story »

No. 1 City and Large Metro for Information Jobs in the U.S.

The New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner information sector expanded almost 39% in past year.

May 16, 2011 | Read Story »