The addition of the newest international route at Louis Armstrong International Airport puts New Orleans firmly on the map of direct international destinations for both business and leisure travelers, NOLABA President/CEO Quentin Messer writes:
Direct British Airways flights to London will make international commerce easier for local companies and add a new economic development tool in our regional toolkit. This is particularly true as New Orleans pursues greater growth for incumbent companies and seeks to compete more successfully for national and regional headquarter relocations. From NOLA.com:
Today, British Airways (BA) strongly enhanced New Orleans’ global reputation, and opened the door for greater business connectivity to the United Kingdom and other economic centers in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. NOLA-London nonstop begins March 27, just in time for Collision 2017. From The New Orleans Advocate:
NOLABA was at the forefront of a presentation about benefit corporations in September 2016.
Director of Special Projects Alejandra Guzman explained how benefit corporations "provide a new model for doing business in New Orleans."
NOLABA Vice President of Retail Attraction, Development & Strategy Brenda Canada earned recognition as a New Orleans All Star from the Downtown Development District in September. She sat down with the International Council of Shopping Centers for an interview.
Thanks to the efforts and leadership of Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Co-Chairs Leslie Jacobs and the Honorable Ronald Sholes, Board members Henry L. Coaxum, Jr. and Aimee Quirk, and more than 200 business and community leaders, Prosperity NOLA received a prestigious award from IEDC.