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.
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New Orleans Ranks #1 Major Market, ties with Nashville as Top Location in South

July 3rd, 2019

Today, Southern Business & Development magazine ranked New Orleans as the number one major market of the year among southern cities with 750,000 to 2.5 million people, in a tie with Nashville.

SB&D ranks economies based on economic development project activity broken down in how many manufacturing and service projects were announced in the region each calendar year.

Bio from the Bayou New Orleans Reception

New Orleans Bio Showcased on International Scale

July 9th, 2019
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Technology Associates Announces Expansion: 70 New Jobs, $85,000 Per Year

July 2nd, 2019

Dreamleague Gaming To Open New Entertainment Studio In New Orleans

June 6th, 2019

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