NOLABA Venture for America fellow and manager of business development and strategy Sally Lindsay shares her experience attending and speaking about the New Orleans Health Innovators Challenge (NOLAHI) at the 2017 MedStartr Momentum conference in New York. Apply now for NOLAHI.
“Data in the hands of a few data experts can be powerful but data at the fingertips of many is truly transformational.” - Forbes
New Orleans is known for many things. We’ve mastered our more traditional claims to fame such as Mardi Gras, jazz and gumbo, but we also lead in less traditional, more technologically advanced ways. For instance, did you know the City of New Orleans is a nationally recognized leader in open data platforms (ODPs?)
Read more about open data from economic competitiveness manager, Katy Dupre:
In the field of economic development, business attraction and talent attraction form a virtuous cycle. A strong pipeline of talent in a city begets new businesses, and a diverse footprint of businesses with regional presence and operational functions brings more talent to a city.
It's the second year for NOLA MADE, a holiday shopping marketplace featuring NOLA-born brands on Black Friday at the Ace Hotel. NOLABAPresident & CEO Quentin L. Messer, Jr., writes about why, as New Orleans' tricentennial approaches, now is the time to bring your talents home to New Orleans:
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) announced the company will establish a 2,000-job Digital Transformation Center in the heart of New Orleans. The project will create more permanent direct jobs at one site than any prior economic development deal in Louisiana.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a new business model for economic development in New Orleans led by NOLABA. Consolidating the Network for Economic Opportunity’s programming into NOLABA, this new model will sustain economic opportunity investments and create a new way to provide economic and workforce development in New Orleans.