About The New Orleans Business Alliance

A public-private partnership, New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) is the official economic development agency for the City of New Orleans. Now an accredited economic development organization (AEDO), NOLABA was formed in 2010 through a coalition of business and civic leaders to employ the best practices in economic development to reposition New Orleans as the ideal intersection of commerce and culture.

NOLABA, a non-profit organization, is led by a 17-member board of directors, composed of a cross section of New Orleans leaders, including the Mayor and representatives of the city’s diverse industries. As the city’s official economic development partnership and the hub of its business community, NOLABA can help inform, educate and prepare you to capitalize on the many opportunities New Orleans has to offer.

Our vision is to reposition New Orleans as the next great American city for business investment, quality of life and economic opportunity.

Explore the New Orleans Business Alliance:


Meet the team bringing new business opportunities and investment to New Orleans.


Meet our leadership team and learn why they are committed to positioning New Orleans as the next great American city for investment.

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Hear from national and international publications about New Orleans’s economic growth.

Invest in NOLABA

Learn why your investment into New Orleans’ future will also benefit your business growth.


Help NOLABA ensure New Orleans’ economy continues to grow and thrive.

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Quentin L. Messer, Jr.
President & CEO