We’re proud to introduce the WhyNOLA Campaign, our series on why New Orleans is a great place to build a business or a career. At the New Orleans Business Alliance, we believe New Orleans offers the ideal intersection of commerce and culture – a place where it’s possible to build a business from the ground up, take a company to the next level of growth or pursue your professional goals while leading a full and interesting life.

But the proof is in the stories of those who do it every day. Each month we’ll feature members of our business community telling their WhyNOLA story. Check back here or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Or, share your own WhyNOLA story – we’d love to hear why you feel New Orleans is the best place in America to live and work.

16 May Q&A with Michelle Craig, Transcendent Legal

craigMichelle D. Craig is an attorney who co-founded Transcendent Legal, the first legal tech startup in the Gulf South. She was born in New Orleans, graduated from Covington High School and returned to New Orleans for good in 2007. She has a particular interest in the startup community, and she explains in this WhyNOLA Q&A what makes New Orleans the best place for her career and her life.
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14 Mar New Orleans’ Startup Scene Isn’t in Startup Mode

Kevin Wilkins NOEWKevin Wilkins always knew entrepreneurship was in his DNA, and he used his passion and business background to start an impact consulting firm called trepwise in 2013. Wilkins and the trepwise team are on the front lines of the entrepreneurial scene in New Orleans, advising clients across all industry sectors on finance, operations and marketing with customized tactics and approaches.
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20 Feb New Orleans has the Best “People Culture”

o'haraBy Jeff O’Hara, President, AlliedPRA New Orleans:  Prior to moving to New Orleans, I moved four times in seven years. First from New York to Tallahassee, Florida, for college, then to Miami, Baltimore and New Orleans for work. Each time it took a couple of months to figure out my social network and navigate the pre-existing cliques. Living in hotels and not having any actual neighbors at first complicated this, but I accepted it as part of moving up in the company.
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