NOLABA Careers and Internships
The New Orleans Business Alliance is the city’s official economic development agency, accredited by the International Economic Development Council since 2017. A nonprofit organization, NOLABA employs the best practices in economic development to reposition New Orleans as the next great American city for business investment. NOLABA is a partnership between the City of New Orleans and private investors from the local community. Join our team and help us achieve our mission to unite a diverse community of stakeholders who catalyze job growth, create wealth and build an equitable and sustainable economic future in New Orleans.
NOLABA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NOLABA complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. NOLABA expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of NOLABA employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. All NOLABA employees are subject to the Organization’s Public Records Policies and Procedures.
NOLABA’s New Business Model
The New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) is the economic development catalyst for the city of New Orleans with a mission to unite a diverse community of stakeholders who catalyze job growth, create wealth, and build an equitable and sustainable economic future for New Orleans. NOLABA is launching a new business model that is business-friendly, people-centered, place-based and resilient.
- Business-Friendly: The model builds upon its experience in business attraction and growth adding real estate development expertise, business, development and concierge services to support firms in their navigation of permitting, public infrastructure disruption and delivery of timely city services.
- People-Centered: The model heightens the value of the talent of citizens as a key driver of economic growth. By merging workforce development strategies, NOLABA better ensures employer access to a skilled and reliable workforce and worker access to career paths creating family supporting wages.
- Place-Based: Strategic neighborhood development strategies promote and support economic development in commercial corridors that have struggled to redevelop in the city’s post-Katrina economy: Districts A & B (i.e., Hollygrove, Gert Town, Mid-City), District C (i.e., Algiers) and Districts D & E (i.e., New Orleans East, Gentilly, Lower 9th Ward). NOLABA’s new place-based program combines business and industry growth, real estate development, economic development incentives and small business development expertise and capacity building.
- Resilient: NOLABA recognizes the implications and opportunities for a city below sea level to target the green economy as a strategic growth sector. The new business model focuses on developing several critical aspects of a thriving green economy: a skilled green-focused workforce; prepared small businesses and businesses owned by people of color; access to incentives to mitigate investors’ risk; and providing a real-time laboratory for product development in the emerging green economy.
Ultimately, the NOLABA’s new business model leverages the power of effective collaboration and partnership by providing a platform for innovation and giving local government, investors, foundations, financial institutions, business and industry leaders, and social entrepreneurs a dynamic vehicle to address issues of equity and sustainability through market-based approaches.