One of NOLABA's economic competitiveness initiatives in 2017 is improving New Orleanians' survey participation and completion rates across the city and region. NOLABA immediately answered the call to reposition New Orleans in this arena by leading a research project with the City of New Orleans that helped earn top 10 rankings in fDi's Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future for 2017-18.
The 9th annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week runs March 19-24, 2017. The Idea Village produces the event, and NOLABA sat down with its acting CEO Emily Madero to discuss how NOEW has evolved since its launch in 2009, and the annual IDEAtour, which will be held during NOEW for the first time.
NOLABA's Amritha Appaswami, Director of Business Development, Bio and Health Services Innovation, wrote in the January/February edition of Healthcare Journal of New Orleans how she cultivates the city's bio industry.