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

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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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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.

Encalarde Earns Internationally-Recognized Certificate From Economic Development Institute

December 9th, 2019

Wayne J. Encalarde, Jr., Manager of Small Business Ecosystem Development at the New Orleans Business Alliance, graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute (OU EDI) on October 24, 2019 at its Fall session held in Denver, Colorado. OU EDI is the premier professional-level economic development program in the nation, accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

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Sync Up Workshop Featuring Women Changing the Music Industry

November 25th, 2019

The New Orleans Business Alliance and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation have announced the third jointly-hosted Sync Up workshop to help women find careers in the music industry outside of performing. The event will feature an all-star cast of female industry experts with a focus on inclusion and equity.

Louisiana’s Largest Healthcare Leaders Launch Nationwide Call for Startup Partners in Investment Opportunities

November 22nd, 2019
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Testronic to Open Digital Media Facility in New Orleans

November 7th, 2019

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

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