#WhyNOLA - NOLABA
#WhyNOLA - NOLABA
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WHY NOLA?

We’re proud to introduce the #WhyNOLA Campaign, our new 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 week we’ll feature a new member of our business community telling their WhyNOLA story. Check back here or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or 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.

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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17 Jan NEW ORLEANS’ TECH LANDSCAPE THRIVES

Findley MattMatt Findley, President, inXile Entertainment: Matt Findley knew exactly why he wanted to expand inXile Entertainment to New Orleans. He knew his game development studio would fit in well with the city's innovative digital media landscape, and so inXile Entertainment's first-ever satellite location opened in New Orleans in 2015.
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12 Jan NEW ORLEANS’ BIOINNOVATION COMMUNITY IS PASSIONATE

Reed PatrickPatrick E. Reed, Director, Office of Technology Management at LSU Health Sciences CenterPatrick Reed has seen the world, even spending four years in Taiwan in the 1990s. The closest he ever got to New Orleans was Baton Rouge in 2001. So Reed definitely didn’t expect to see the blossoming biotechnology world he encountered when he and his family moved to New Orleans from Atlanta in 2012.
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06 Dec IT’S EASY TO REACH THE CENTERS OF INFLUENCE

Robert L. Wollfarth Jr., Shareholder, Baker Donelson: robert wollfarthRobert Wollfarth can’t help but be proud of how New Orleans has grown into a destination city for business. He immerses himself in that culture every day as a shareholder at the New Orleans law office of Baker Donelson.
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22 Nov IT’S A BOOMING CITY FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

Charles Rice, CEO, Entergy New Orleans: charles rice entergy Entergy CEO Charles Rice has a message for young entrepreneurs: New Orleans is open for business. “If you are looking to be an entrepreneur, I would encourage you to move here,” says Rice, the president and CEO of Entergy New Orleans since 2010. “If you’re a business person, we have four great universities here, seven universities total. There’s a lot of talent in this town, and there’s a true entrepreneurial spirit. I really like the current vibe of all these young people moving in. You can get whatever talent you need, right here.”
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15 Oct IT’S A PLACE TO BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS

Rick Tallant shell

Rick Tallant, Asset Manager, Shell Exploration and Production Company: Rick Tallant wanted to move to a city with tradition, culture and professional opportunities when he returned to the U.S. after 3 ½ years working at Shell’s central headquarters in the Netherlands. Tallant got his wish when Shell transferred him to New Orleans in March 2010.
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