Awards & Rankings

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Forbes picks New Orleans as 2nd Best Big City for Jobs

There are signs of revival from New Orleans-Metairie, La., which moved up a stunning 46 places to capture the No. 2 slot among large metros.

May 2, 2011 | Read Story »

Southern Business & Development No. 4 Comeback Kid

The comeback of New Orleans is undeniable. After having suffered one of the worst disasters in American history with Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is bouncing back to become a hub of innovation.

April 1, 2011 | Read Story »

No. 5 place in South where digital media has clustered

Greater New Orleans is experiencing a transformation. Thanks to an influx of new talent and attractive tax incentives, the digital media industry has played an integral role in this economic renaissance.

April 1, 2011 | Read Story »

USA Today’s #1 city for gas savings

New Orleans tops list of cities where drivers, on average, travel the fewest miles each day.

March 22, 2011 | Read Story »

N.O. #10 Major Metro for Corporate Facility Location

Site Selection magazine placed the Greater New Orleans region on its prestigious annual list of the Top 10 Metros for Corporate Facility Location.

March 1, 2011 | Read Story »

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 »