Business Alliance Welcomes New Business Development Leaders Furthers Mission to Foster Talent, Drive Bio-Industry growth

The New Orleans Business Alliance warmly welcomed two new team members to the local economic development organization to help grow the city’s growing Millennial professional talent base and the area’s bioinnovation industry. “We are delighted to welcome professionals of Victoria Adams Phipps’s and Jeanette Weiland’s caliber...

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NOLABA Partners with 504ward, GNO, Inc., on NOLA BOUND Pop-up at French Quarter Fest

NOLA BOUNDA healthy economy needs a diverse and skilled workforce. NOLABA connects workers, both homegrown and around the country, to opportunities for career growth in New Orleans. One way is through the NOLA BOUND initiative alongside 504ward, which is housed at NOLABA, and is committed to retaining young professional talent. 504ward Executive Director Mary Matthews explains the initiative, which includes a pop-up tent at French Quarter Fest April 14-15
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504ward Pinpoints Talent Attraction, Retention Strategies Since 2008

mary matthews 504ward By Mary Matthews, 504ward Executive Director New Orleans' long- term economic competitiveness is fundamentally tied to the quality of our workforce. In order for a company to expand in or move to New Orleans, they need access to a deep, talented pool of highly skilled, highly educated workers. Talent and workforce development, therefore, are two of the most crucial pieces of the economic development puzzle, especially as opportunities in knowledge-based industries like tech and healthcare grow. 
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