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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Economic Development Week 2018: Join the Conversation

Economic Development WeekEconomic 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

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NOLABA Small Business Spotlight: Big Easy Bucha

Big Easy BuchaNOLABA connects New Orleanians with the support and resources they need to achieve economic prosperity. This includes providing information for small businesses like local resource providers, certification opportunities, and a strong, talented workforce. In a series of small business spotlights, we’re highlighting New Orleans businesses who use these resources to grow their businesses in the city. Big Easy Bucha is the largest commercial kombucha brewery in the Gulf South (located at 4040 Euphrosine Street), and founders Alexis Korman and Austin Sherman explain why they've chosen to tap into New Orleans' STRIVE alumni population to grow their workforce. 
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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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