Through public and private partnerships, the University of New Orleans Research & Technology Foundation links the private sector to academia and various partners in the public sector. Tenants have opportunities to engage in joint proposals, to collaborate on research projects with university researchers, and to supplement their workforce through internships for undergraduate and graduate students.
The New Orleans BioDistrict is a political subdivision of the state of Louisiana with a mission that includes facilitating and promoting commercialization opportunities from research developed within the District, and with the power to incur debt. New Orleans boasts 25 Qualified Opportunity Zones; the BioDistrict spans across 5 of them.
America is home to thousands of cities, towns and municipalities. Yet, only 15 are home to two medical schools. Even fewer offer a top-rated pharmacy school, dental school, six accredited nursing schools, and two veterinary schools.
Medical Schools: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine (a third is in our neighboring Jefferson Parish)
Pharmacy School: Xavier University
Dental School: Louisiana State University
Veterinary schools: Tulane University and Delgado Community College
And did we mention a 1,500-acre BioDistrict in the heart of downtown, created with more than $2.5 billion in investment? It is designed to develop a biosciences industry that fosters world-class research and development; local, regional, and global healthcare delivery.
In short, thanks to bio-innovation investments, a unique community of top-rated universities, and medical curriculums, not many U.S. municipalities can boast a dynamic Bio environment like New Orleans.
New Orleans Bio: Top Talent. Breakthrough Innovation. Elite Facilities. Aggressive Incentives
New Orleans is #1 for biggest job growth in the healthcare industry from 2007-2017
Health Services is the third largest employer in the city and provides a spectrum of jobs with attractive career opportunities.
The average annual wage locally is approximately $89,700 for this cluster.
While many research and medical positions require advanced education and training, ancillary positions – for example, in facilities such as hospitals – need only high school diplomas or the equivalent.