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.

Our Toolbox

Business Insight Tool

Find local information from this elegant, powerful, comprehensive tool to make smarter, faster decisions.

Crescent City Biz Connector

Whether you are just starting out or are well on the way to success, find the right resources to keep your business growing and thriving.


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Most Engaged Workers


Fastest Growing Airport of the Decade


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.

Opportunity Zone Workshop New Orleans

O-Zone Ready: A Community Workshop

October 16th, 2019

Join the New Orleans Business Alliance on November 19 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Jung Hotel for a comprehensive workshop and expert analysis of the Federal Opportunity Zone program.

Attendees will learn about fund creation, operation, and equitable development outcomes throughout Orleans Parishes’ designated Opportunity Zones, as well as receive the tools necessary to attract investment.

Hard Rock Hotel Building Collapse

October 16th, 2019

If your business was impacted by the Hard Rock Hotel accident, find updated information at the City's NOLA Ready website and social media accounts.  Follow NOLA Ready on Twitter: @nolaready and on Facebook: NOLA Ready.

Also, if your business was impacted, the City wants to help. Please click here take the survey.

The New Orleans Business Alliance and the business community joins the City of New Orleans with our condolences and prayers for the victims and their families affected by the Hard Rock Hotel accident. We also thank our first responders for their bravery in response to this event, and dedication to public safety.

Port NOLA Experiences Impressive Growth, Announces Expansion Plans

October 8th, 2019

Accruent Continues to Establish its New Orleans Presence, Opens New Technology Center Geared for Growth

September 18th, 2019
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Gov. Edwards, Mayor Cantrell, Litify Announce Tech Firm’s Entry Into New Orleans

September 9th, 2019

Make Your Music the Next Hollywood Soundtrack

August 28th, 2019
Economic Development Ambassador graduation spring 2019

Calling on Professionals to Be a Voice for Economic Development and the Business Community

August 8th, 2019

AT&T, New Orleans Business Alliance to Graduate First STRIVE Work Readiness Training for New Orleans East Residents

July 31st, 2019

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