Awards & Rankings

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

Louisiana ranked #3 in Site Selection magazine’s Governor’s Cup Rankings

The Governor’s Cup recognizes the state that in the previous calendar year won the most new projects and expansions.

March 1, 2011 | Read Story »

Forbes’ #1 Brain Magnet in America

For a decade now U.S. city planners have obsessively pursued college graduates, adopting policies to make their cities more like… Read More »

February 10, 2011 | Read Story »

Entrepreneurial America, #4 city that has caught start-up fever

Digital media and software development are on the rise, lifting New Orleans to the fourth spot on Details magazine’s start-up rankings.

February 8, 2011 | Read Story »

New Orleans area chosen as #13 Best City to Work

Coming in just behind Houston, TX, the New Orleans area came in strong in CareerBliss’ Top 50 Cities to Work rankings.

January 19, 2011 | Read Story »

Louisiana is Business Facilities’ 2010 State of the Year

The diversity and growth potential of Louisiana’s top projects, as well as healthy total investments, overall job creation and innovative incentives made Louisiana a clear winner.

December 18, 2010 | Read Story »

Nucor Corp. facility named #3 Economic Development Deal of the Year

Nucor Corp.‘s decision to build a $3.4-billion manufacturing facility was selected as the Bronze winning project.

December 18, 2010 | Read Story »

New Orleans Ranked as Nation’s Best City for Education Reform

New Orleans tops list of cities which have cultivated a healthy environment for school reform to flourish.

August 25, 2010 | Read Story »

LA Surges in Ranking of Business-Friendly States

Louisiana wins a new “business friendly” award: the Most-Improved State.

August 4, 2010 | Read Story »