Economic Development

By pursuing an inclusive economic development strategy, we will create the perfect intersection of culture and commerce while delivering New Orleanians enhanced economic security.

What We Do

Small Business Growth

We are committed to aiding our small business owners in growing and expanding their ventures through our Small Business Ecosystem Development focus.

Business Attraction & Retention

We provide assistance to companies seeking to relocate and become an integral part of New Orleans’ economic legacy.

Talent &
Workforce Development

Our goal is to prepare, attract and retain the talent that will encourage economic development.

Strategic Neighborhood Development

We help build stronger, more economically viable neighborhoods in New Orleans.

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2019 Annual Meeting: Economic Development Reimagined


2018-2019 Annual Impact Report: Economic Development Reimagined

Over our first eight years, the New Orleans Business Alliance established a distinctive, fiercely pro-New Orleans economic development organization. We became one of the few accredited economic development organizations in the world. We announced significant project wins; we worked to educate stakeholders beyond our city limits about a more business-friendly New Orleans. We brought diverse stakeholders together to tackle problems.

Make Your Music the Next Hollywood Soundtrack

August 28th, 2019

The New Orleans Business Alliance and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation today announced the third jointly-hosted Sync Up workshop to help local musicians earn more money for their art. This time the event focuses on Hollywood.

“Every day, we see the film trucks and set crews as evidence of the resurgent film and television industry in New Orleans,” said Quentin L. Messer, Jr., president and CEO of the New Orleans Business Alliance. “We want to equip talented local musicians with the tools to protect and profit from their artistry, so they get their scores and music into productions that are filmed here and elsewhere. Royalties are the stepping stones to wealth creation for musicians and ultimately, we want local artists to have multiple revenue streams beyond performance income.”

1250 Poydras St., Suite 2150
New Orleans, LA 70113 | 504.934.4500