As New Orleans celebrates her 300th birthday, those who love the city are asking questions about what it will take for the next 300 years to be New Orleans’ best years. Central to addressing that question is determining what kind of economy our city will have. Further, will that economy work for all New Orleanians, independent of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or birth ward?
Economic development matters only because people matter. NOLABA approaches economic development in a holistic manner using pillars of business friendliness, talent and workforce, and place-making, keeping our mission to achieve economic equity and sustainability for all New Orleanians at the forefront.
International Economic Development Week, #EconDevWeek, was created by the International Economic Development Council in 2016 to increase awareness of local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase quality of life. NOLABA is a pioneer in building a holistic economic development strategy, and we are celebrating our nationwide example during Economic Development Week - May 7-12, 2018.