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Greater New Orleans Metro ranks among the top 20 Strongest Performing by Brookings

Data for the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas do not fully reflect the most recent national trends
because most metropolitan economic indicators are available only through the fourth quarter of 2011
(ending in December).

03/15/2012 | Read Story »

Post-Katrina, New Orleans Rises Up With A Sustainable, Entrepreneurial Culture

The NOLABound program wants to highlight a different reality: a city which has risen up in the face of Katrina’s aftermath to create a thriving entrepreneurial culture that can bring the city’s economy back to life.

03/15/2012 | Read Story »

Louisiana #2 State to start a company

Today, the Tax Foundation in collaboration with KPMG released a new 50-state analysis of business tax burdens in the U.S. that indicates Louisiana’s business tax competitiveness has improved significantly over the past few years.

02/29/2012 | Read Story »

A smart business move by GE: An editorial

General Electric’s decision to open the GE Technology Center in New Orleans is a strong sign that Louisiana is doing the right things to lure information technology and other knowledge-based industries here.

02/23/2012 | Read Story »

GE to bring 300 jobs to N.O.

The finance arm of General Electric Co. announced Friday that it will open an information technology center in New Orleans that will employ 300 people.

02/21/2012 | Read Story »

GE Capital Sets Up Shop In New Orleans

The General Electric finance division will be bringing an information technology office to New Orleans that will employ 300 people and provide around 301 indirect jobs around the city.

02/17/2012 | Read Story »

General Electric chooses New Orleans for 300-job tech office

Appliance giant General Electric plans to open a corporate office in New Orleans that will provide software development and information technology support to the company’s financial services arm.

02/17/2012 | Read Story »

Business leaders hope to score economic development because of big games

The back to back big football games are not just helping to fill local hotels and restaurants, they are attracting influential people to the city

02/05/2012 | Read Story »