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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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.

NOLABA , Partners Host Virtual N.O. Health Innovators Challenge

November 24th, 2020
people who cannot leave the house due to an epidemic

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Business Alliance will present its third annual New Orleans Health Innovators Challenge on Thursday, Nov. 19 and Friday, Nov. 20. In addition to its annual digital health competition that brings together some of the best startups from around the country to collaborate with local healthcare leaders, this year’s online event will also feature a prominent keynote speaker and panel discussions with CEOs and founders of companies seeking to answer pressing issues facing the healthcare industry today. 

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

New Orleans Business Alliance Raises $1.3M in Direct Relief Funding for Businesses and Workers Impacted by COVID-19

June 12th, 2020

NOLABA’s Fund to Help Local Gig Workers Doubled

March 18th, 2020

A State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals Who Need Help During Coronavirus Crisis (Updating)

March 18th, 2020

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