Software & Technology

There are good reasons U.S. News & World Report named New Orleans America’s new tech hub: unparalleled creative culture, leading entrepreneurial ecosystem, affordable business costs and digital media tax credits.

But there’s more: an affordable cost of living, combined with a culture and quality of life no American city can match.

These are the reasons America’s largest generation of tech talent and global firms are coming to the Crescent City.

Welcome to the city of winners.

A city known for energy, tourism and hospitality is luring tech companies with its affordability and vibrant culture. Since 2006, the city has lured more than 45 high-tech startups or subsidiaries, among them Accruent, an Austin, Texas-based software company; DXC Technology; Gameloft; and GE Digital, resulting in the creation of more than 20,000 jobs. All aided by Louisiana’s strong incentive program.

New Orleans Rankings


tech employment growth

#1 Tech employment growth in the U.S., New Orleans / SmartAsset, 2017



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rising tech hubs

One of 3 Rising Tech Hubs to Watch / OZY, 2018




tech market to watch

Top 10 Tech Market to Watch / CBRE, 2018



lowest gender gap - tech salaries

#3 Best City for the lowest gender gap in tech salaries / SmartAsset, 2018



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