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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Why Choose New Orleans?

New Orleans provides a strong historical charm combined with a dynamic forward thinking culture. Life in New Orleans is truly a unique experience.Explore more about why you should choose New Orleans here.

New Orleans Continues to Rank Highly:

  • New Orleans ranked as the #1 Food City in America [Thrillest]
  • New Orleans ranked #7 Most Inspiring City in the World on the annual "GOOD City Index" [GOOD Magazine]
  • Greater New Orleans ranked #7 in the USA for Economic Environment since the Great Recession, out of 150 regions in America [WalletHub]
  • Greater New Orleans was ranked #1 for the Decade for Major Economic Development Wins in the South [Southern Business & Development]
  • Greater New Orleans ranked #1 in the USA for Export Growth, over 400% [US Chamber of Commerce]
  • Greater New Orleans was ranked the #2 Boomtown in America, due to population and GDP growth [Bloomberg]
  • Greater New Orleans was the #1 Most Improved Metro in the USA [Wall Street Journal]             
  • Greater New Orleans was ranked #1 Brainpower City in the U.S.A. [Forbes]
  • New Orleans was ranked the 6th Best City for Young Entrepreneurs [Under30CEO.com]
  • New Orleans was ranked in the Top 5 "Most Affordable Cities for Households” in the USA [Intuit]
  • New Orleans was deemed America’s Favorite City, and a Top 10 City in the World [Travel + Leisure]
 
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Last updated: 12/23/2014 2:28:14 PM

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