COVID-19 Response

The New Orleans Business Alliance is working with public and private partners to ensure that New Orleans residents and businesses have access to all available resources to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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NOLABA 2020 Year in Review

2018-2019 Annual Impact Report: Economic Development Reimagined



Carnival and Mardi Gras usually mean $1 billion for the New Orleans economy. What about this year?

February 15th, 2021

In nonpandemic times, tourists from all over the world would be visiting New Orleans this time of year, celebrating the Carnival season and Mardi Gras. The weeks of festivities, according to an analysis from WalletHub, has an economic impact of over $1 billion in the city of New Orleans. While many residents have decorated their homes as floats this year, the usual parades and other large-scale events have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Inside the Mind of Quentin Messer, leading the future of New Orleans

November 24th, 2020

New Orleans’ Secrets for taking on COVID-19 and Bouncing Back — Yet Again.

From floods and hurricanes to oil spills and now COVID-19, New Orleans is no stranger to a crisis — it is a city that just keeps evolving. With the pandemic now hitting an already tenuous economy, Quentin Messer, President and CEO at New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA), talked to CityAge about resilience, fortitude, and New Orleans’ secrets for always coming back from the brink.

‘Now what do we do?’ | New Orleans’ small businesses getting creative to survive

December 4th, 2020

NOLABA, Partners Name Winners of Health Innovators Challenge

November 29th, 2020

New Orleans gets $5M JPMorgan grant to boost environmental jobs and businesses

November 12th, 2020

NOLABA Secures 52,000 Masks for Local Businesses

June 23rd, 2020

Get Shift Done Initiative Employs New Orleans Hospitality Workers

June 16th, 2020

Episode 062: The Drive for Racial Equity Needs Economic Developers

June 16th, 2020

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