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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Why Choose New Orleans?

  • New Orleans was the #1 Most Improved Metro on the 2011 “Best Cities for Business” list, moving up 44 spots from 2010 [Wall Street Journal]
  • New Orleans grew faster than any other major U.S. city in the 15 months after the 2010 decennial headcount [U.S. Census Bureau]
  • New Orleans was named the #1 Metro for IT Job Growth in the USA [Forbes]
  • New Orleans demonstrated 3rd Fastest Wage-growth in the USA [] Greater
  • New Orleans was ranking a Top 20 Strongest Performing economy in the USA [Brookings Inst.]
  • New Orleans was ranked #1 on the list of “America's Biggest Brain Magnets” for attracting people under 25 with college degrees [Forbes]
  • New Orleans MSA was named the #2 Best Big City for a Job [Forbes]
  • New Orleans was ranked #2 Employment Market in the Country [Manpower]
  • New Orleans was ranked the Top City for Young Entrepreneurs 2011 []
  • New Orleans was ranked #5 destination in Top U.S. Cities in the U.S. & Canada [Travel + Leisure]
  • New Orleans was named “America’s Best City for School Reform” [Thomas B. Fordham Institute]
  • New Orleans was included at #16 on the 2011 Best Cities for Families list []
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Last updated: 9/9/2014 10:02:32 AM

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