The New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) is pleased to announce three new additions to its leadership team - a Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of External Affairs and Policy, and Vice President of Marketing and Communications.
Alejandra Guzman, NOLABA Vice President of Program Development and Strategy, was recently appointed to The Forbes Nonprofit Council. The council is an invitation-only organization for senior-level executives in successful nonprofit organizations. Executives from the Forbes Nonprofit Council offer firsthand insights on nonprofit leadership and trends.
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.
New Orleans East is the only area in New Orleans offering large tracts of undeveloped land, providing a blank canvas for expansion. NOLABA has illustrated the industrial and commercial opportunities in the area, along with general planning districts, parks, nature preserves and wetlands in a new map.
For the first time, the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) is participating in the Venture for America fellowship program, which places highly talented recent college graduates at organizations in cities with emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems for two years. NOLABA's two VFA Fellows, Thomas Krumins and Sally Lindsay, share why they chose to pursue economic development in New Orleans in a LinkedIn column.