Invest in New Orleans Business Alliance

Why does investing in NOLABA make sense for your company? With financial support from the business community, NOLABA can expand the city’s business base, increase the City’s general fund by driving sales tax revenues and help create generational wealth through quality employment for its citizens.

It is an investment that yields a healthy return: by growing the size and purchasing power of the local market, you will greatly enhance the opportunity to boost your bottom line. With your financial support, we can achieve our mission of a growing, thriving New Orleans.

Support NOLABA and the Economy of New Orleans

Thank you for your interest in supporting the New Orleans Business Alliance. As the official economic development organization for the city of New Orleans, we partner with businesses throughout the city to build a strong, sustainable economy. A public-private strategic alliance, NOLABA relies on support from both the city and the private sector to fulfill its mission. Join our team to ensure New Orleans’ prosperity.

Investors in NOLABA enjoy numerous benefits, including:

  • Business-to-business networking opportunities
  • Quarterly webinars with the NOLABA President and CEO
  • Co-branding and networking opportunities
  • Participation on industry-specific councils and committees
  • Access to customized research
  • And much more!

2019 – 2020 Annual Impact Report
2018 – 2019 Annual Impact Report
2017 Annual Impact Report
2016 Annual Impact Report


Norman E. Barnum IV

President and CEO

2019 – 2020 Annual Impact Report: Economic Development Reimagined

One of fewer than 90 accredited economic development organizations across the United States, Canada and Mexico, the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) was formed in 2010 to develop and employ best practices in economic development that position New Orleans as the ideal intersection of commerce and culture. Amidst unprecedented challenges over the last several years, including a global pandemic, hurricanes, and periods of economic downturn, we have continued to leverage our innovative business model and strategic partnerships to move our city forward. Learn more in our 2019 – 2020 Annual Impact Report.


The City of New Orleans

LEGACY INVESTORS ($1,000,000 - $1,499,999)

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Ford Foundation

JPMorgan Chase Foundation
W. K. Kellogg Foundation

LEADERSHIP INVESTORS ($20,000 - $999,999)

Annie E. Casey Foundation
Aspen Institute
AT&T Louisiana
Baker Donelson
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Downtown Development District

Entergy New Orleans
Harrah's New Orleans
Hyatt Regency
Jones Walker, LLP
LCMC Health
Leslie Jacobs

Living Cities
Ochsner Health System
Shell Oil Company
Surdna Foundation
Stone Pigman Walther Wittman
The Kresge Foundation

FOUNDATIONAL INVESTORS ($10,000 - $19,999)

Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region
Goldring Family Foundation
Hancock Whitney Bank
Helis Oil & Gas Company, LLC

Laitram, LLC
Liberty Bank and Trust
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Saints

RazorLine, LLC
The Domain Companies
The Windsor Court
TransDev Services Inc.

PARTNER INVESTORS ($5,000-$9,999)

Adams and Reese, LLP
Aetna Louisiana
Barriere Construction Company, LLC
Bellwether Technology Corporation
Boh Bros. Construction Co., LLC
Canal Barge Company, Inc.
Capital One
Coaxum Enterprises, Inc.
Enwave USA (New Orleans)
Flower Holdings

FOGO Data Centers
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
HCA MidAmerica Tulane
Home Bank
Laurel Outdoor
Louisiana Economic Development
Phelps Dunbar LLP

Port of New Orleans
Regions Bank
Stirling Properties, LLC

The Kearney Companies, Inc
The New Orleans Board of Trade
Transcendent Legal
Transoceanic Development, LLC
Tulane Health System
University Medical Center New Orleans
Woodward Design+Build LLC


Algiers Development District
Ana and Juan Gershanik
Antares Technology Solutions
APTIM Marketing & Communications
Ben & Jerry's
Benefit Administration Group
Big Easy Bucha
Blue Bikes
Café Reconcile
Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation
ERG Enterprises
Ernst & Young, LLP
First Hartford Realty Corporation
Gambel Communications
GE Digital
Green Coast Enterprises
H. Bruce & Jacqueline Shreves
Health Education Authority of Louisiana
Howard Hughes Corporation

Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans
Kenya L. and Quentin L. Messer, Jr.
Kinney, Ellinghausen & DeShazo Law Firm
Limo Livery
Lod Cook Alumni Center
Loving Family Fund
LSU Health Sciences Center
Metairie Bank
New Orleans and Co.
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation
New Orleans Jazz Market
New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation
NOLA Brewing Company
Ochsner Diversity & Inclusion
Omega Concierge Services
The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk

Patricia S. LeBlanc, APLC
Pepperoni’s Cafe
Rebecca Conwell
Reily Foods
Solomon Group
South Market District LLC
Tax Credit Capital, LLC
The Boeing Company
The Finance Authority of New Orleans
The Jung Hotel
The Shop
The Warehouse
Tulane School of Health
unCommon Construction
Unity Point Health
University of Washington
Urban League of Louisiana
William V. Trufant, Jr.


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