New Orleans & Louisiana Receive Multiple Business Awards

By Gardner Realtors | August 4, 2020

We could all use some good news right now especially as it pertains to the economic outlook here at home. Well, we’ve got some for you! Business Facilities, a top site selection publication, recently released its “2020 Metro and State Ranking Report.” We are proud to pass along that they awarded Greater New Orleans and Louisiana with multiple top rankings.

The publication sifts through business and financial data and analytics to tell us not only who is leading the pack now, but who has what they call “The Big Mo” —the assets, strategies, and track record they believe point to big-time growth potential. We are so proud to call New Orleans and Louisiana home. We have a bright future ahead!


New Orleans Awards


Metro New Orleans Awards

  • #1 Logistics Leader
  • #1 for FTZ Imports
  • #6 GDP Leader (Mid-Size)
  • #9 Tech Hub Growth

Whether it’s moving packages or creating the tech behind businesses that are moving them, New Orleans ranked highly in 4 key categories.

“Whether it’s by land, sea, river, air, rail—or in a pipeline—no metro offers more options to ship goods than New Orleans. NOLA takes the crown in our metro Logistics Leaders ranking.”

See the complete state rankings here.


Louisiana Awards

Louisiana Awards

  • #1 Workforce Development / Talent Attraction (FastStart, 11th year in a row)
  • #1 for Lowest Industrial Electricity Rates
  • #2 for Manufacturing Output
  • #2 for FTZ Activity
  • #3 for Film Production
  • #9 for Foreign Direct Investment

Yes, you read that right above. For the 11th straight year, Louisiana leads the nation in the “Development and Talent Attraction” category. 

“As it has for the past decade, Louisiana Economic Development’s FastStart program remains the gold standard for customized workforce development and talent attraction. LED FastStart pioneered the use of iPads and other digital platforms to provide real-time training tools.”


See the complete state rankings here.

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Thank you to GNO, Inc. for providing this info.

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