“What’s special about doing business in New Orleans is that you get a combination of highly competitive business assets and an unsurpassed quality of life. I would not exchange it for anywhere in the world.” – Henry Coaxum Jr.
Through public and private partnerships, the University of New Orleans Research & Technology Foundation links the private sector to academia and various partners in the public sector. Tenants have opportunities to engage in joint proposals, to collaborate on research projects with university researchers, and to supplement their workforce through internships for undergraduate and graduate students.
The New Orleans BioDistrict is a political subdivision of the state of Louisiana with a mission that includes facilitating and promoting commercialization opportunities from research developed within the District, and with the power to incur debt. New Orleans boasts 25 Qualified Opportunity Zones; the BioDistrict spans across 5 of them.
“I’ve found the day-to-day experience of doing business in New Orleans much the same as elsewhere. But in New Orleans, our cost of doing business is lower, particularly because we have some of the lowest utility rates in the nation and we’re one of America’s most affordable cities with great amenities. Add that to the skilled workforce, the best-in-class incentives and an unparalleled culture and you have one of America’s best locations to work and live.” – Charles Rice
NEW ORLEANS HEALTH INNOVATORS CHALLENGE
The New Orleans Health Innovators Challenge (NOLAHI) is an annual digital health competition, produced by the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) and partners since 2018, that brings together startups from around the country to collaborate with local healthcare leaders to find solutions to pressing healthcare challenges. NOLAHI creates strategic partnerships between top emerging companies and our New Orleans health system leaders based on articulated Challenge Statement topics.
Changing the Landscape: Opportunities for Pursuing a Fulfilling Career in BioTechnology – Black Tech Founder Dr. Trivia Frazier will lead a conversation from different perspectives in BioTech. Learn about traditional and non-traditional opportunities from the lab to the board room.
New Orleans is one of the top tourism destinations and hospitality epicenters in the world. Each year, the city welcomes nearly 20 million visitors from every corner of the globe in search of its unique cultural experiences and the opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime.
For 300 Years, New Orleans has been the business gateway to America and the world. Now, with unmatched intermodal connectivity, our reach is only improved, and ready for the next Tricentennial. Local businesses benefit from incredible multimodal transportation (rail, air, truck, barge, and ship), value-added offerings including warehousing, storage, third-party logistics providers, state-of-the-art facilities, rail connectivity, port operations, ground and air freight, and wholesalers.
New Orleans Food & Beverage is having a huge moment with more than 110 companies operating in the space like L.H. Hayward & Company, maker of Camellia beans; Reily Foods, known for Blue Plate mayonnaise, Luzianne tea and more; and Baumer Foods, creator of Crystal Hot Sauce. Not to mention the 35+ support organizations available to assist them with various aspects of their growth, whether it’s co-packing, distribution or business coaching.
A true testament to the opportunities for startups here, New Orleans celebrated several major wins in 2021, including the sale of healthy drinks company Big Easy Bucha to Latin American beverage company Beliv and $1.1 million in seed funding for El Guapo Bitters & Syrups to open America's FIRST bitters brewery right here in the city.
Academy Award winners, blockbusters, top-rated television shows such as NCIS New Orleans - it’s all here - and so are the professionals, industry support services, and tax incentives to make it work.
New Orleans, Louisiana is traditionally known for its energy assets, particularly those in oil and gas fields. But did you know that in the heart of oil country there is a Solar America City? Yes, New Orleans is a solar city.
Like other parts of the New Orleans culture, we are wonderfully multifaceted. Bottom line: we are proud that companies in every field from oil, gas, solar, wind and battery power call us home.
From specialized packaging to Mars rockets, New Orleans' light and advanced manufacturing is as diverse and interesting as the city itself. With thousands of acres of land available, much of it with immediate access to rail, road, and deep-water port facilities, doing business in the Crescent City works for manufacturers big and small.
In addition to connectivity and a world-renowned resilient spirit, we offer one of the nation’s lowest cost of doing business, and a large pipeline of educated workers combined with the nation’s top workforce development programs.