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NOLA is Open for Business

New Orleans - March 16, 2012 - 1 Comments

If you’re interested in doing business in New Orleans, please call on these folks who so graciously hosted the NOLAbound project:

Greater New Orleans, Inc: a regional economic development alliance serving the 10-parish region of Southeast Louisiana. (email Curry Smith: csmith@gnoinc.org)

Downtown Development District: their mission is to drive the development of Downtown New Orleans and be the catalyst for a prosperous, stimulating, innovative heart of the Crescent City. (email Zoey Reed: zdevall@downtownnola.com)

Idea Village:  their mission is to identify, support, and retain entrepreneurial talent in the New Orleans region. (email Cameron Yancey: cameron@ideavillage.org)

Downtown NOLAworks: hear what others say about what makes working in downtown New Orleans so different

Read the DDD Report, “Creative Class Market Research” (economic analysis, market assessment and primary market research)

Read about the General Incentive Program

Read about the Digital Media Incentives Program

Read the Statistics, Testimonials, Awards, and Rankings of NOLA

Ask for a project manager to help you move or open a business in New Orleans (see page 17)

Read about other businesses, organizations and individuals who are shaping the future of New Orleans:

NOLA Renaissancea New Orleans-based event production, coordination, and consulting group aimed at transforming clients’ ideas into impeccably executed events with attention to detailand the NOLAbounders can certainly attest to that!

Cosmo PRpublic relations and messaging

Trumpetadvertising, marketing, branding

The New Orleans HornetsGeaux Hornets!

Irvin Mayfieldat only 34 years old, this Grammy Award and  Billboard Award winner is a versatile trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, professor, cultural ambassador and recording artist – one of the most recorded and decorated Jazz musicians of his generation.

Limousine Liveryprovides ground transportation for executives, business travelers and special event & meeting professionals

Hotel Moderna New Orleans hotel located in the Arts and Warehouse District, features 135 newly renovated guest rooms

New Orleans Film Societyhost to the New Orleans Film Festival, Film-O-Rama, French Film Festival, New Orleans International Children’s Film Festival, and many other year-round events.

Carrollton Tech Partners – custom programming and website development / systems analysis and network services

Global Green the American affiliate of Green Cross International, founded by President Gorbachev, to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future

DuMonde FXa creative collaboration between Academy Award winner Richard Edlund, ASC and Founder & CEO of WhoDoo EFX Helena Packer – offering 3D modeling, animation, matte painting and set extension, compositing and on set coordination of in-camera effects as well as plate photography

TurboSquidstock or custom modeling service for made-to-order 3D models for use in advertising, architecture, broadcast, games, training, film, the web

Louisiana Cancer Research Consortiuma coordinated cancer research and education program that will optimize discovery and development of innovative cancer therapies; lead to innovative clinical treatment programs offering new opportunities for early detection, treatment, and prevention of cancer in our region; and promote regional economic growth.

Theodentinnovation in oral care products

SENOSocial Entrepreneurs of New Orleans

New Orleans Tech – a hyper local news media organization that was founded to highlight the tech movement in New Orleans

Silicon Bayou Newshighlighting and supporting entrepreneurs, creatives & tech Startups on the Silicon Bayou

Sun Energy Groupa renewable waste-to-energy company

New Orleans Healing Centera holistic, safe, sustainable center that heals, fulfills and empowers the individual and the community by providing services and programs promoting physical, nutritional, emotional, intellectual, environmental and spiritual well-being

504warda collaborative movement of organizations in New Orleans dedicated to retaining young talent in New Orleans

Federated Samplea market research technology firm bringing efficiency and automation to online sampling

GNO Code – a group of software and web developers from the Greater New Orleans area with the goal of bringing together professionals and eager amateurs to socialize, share and learn

Archon Information Systems – provider of delinquent tax collection, online property tax auctions and tax collection software

Kickboard for Teachers – a web application for teachers by teachers

Second Line Stagesthe nation’s first green, independent film studio

Artist George Rodrigue is most famous for his Blue Dog series

Steve Martin – stockbroker turned artist who says, “Art should uplift the soul and elevate the spirit.”

Mallory Page artist of contemporary paintings, who says about New Orleans: ” My work has become brighter and happier. Maybe it has something to do about being here.”

Canary Collectivea design and development studio offering clients and partners all of the ideas, creative execution and tools they need to help launch, revamp and sustain healthy brands and growing communities

Bayou FX – computer graphics and visual effects studio

Agoro Designstills, motion graphics and animation studio

Medical Executives Partners – advanced medical home

Horizon Initiativea group of business and civic leaders dedicated to increasing prosperity and quality of life for all of the citizens of New Orleans through economic development

Bioceptivedevelopers of a patents-pending intrauterine device (IUD) inserter that vastly simplifies the insertion procedure while significantly reducing the adverse events inherent with current insertion techniques

Tulane School of Medicinefrom invention of the binocular microscope to robotic surgeries, Tulane School of Medicine remains at the forefront of modern medical innovation

New Schools for New Orleanstheir mission is to achieve excellent public schools for every child in New Orleans

NOCCA Institute – The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is a regional, pre-professional arts training center that offers students intensive instruction in culinary arts, dance, media arts, music (classical, jazz, vocal), theatre arts (drama, musical theatre, theatre design) , visual arts, and creative writing

SquareFourNew Orleans-based web development firm that specializes in building nice websites and rich Internet applications

Lifestyles Revolution Group – a company designed to assist the city in rebuilding by creating opportunities for residents to develop strong professional and social networks through entertainment

Spears Consultingone of the fastest growing marketing and advertising firms in the New Orleans Metropolitan area

Artfully Awarean international not for profit organization that connects communities, collaborates with local partners and generates positive change in peoples lives through advocacy events and innovative community development projects

FSC Interactivean online marketing firm that is a certified Google AdWords partner providing PPC, SEO, and email marketing

South Coast Solarpromoting the use of dependable renewable energy by educating our clients about world-class solar energy products that provide both economic and environmental benefits

New Orleans Bioinnovation Centera technology business incubator that aims to stimulate bioscience entrepreneurship in the New Orleans area

Search Influencea recognized leader in social media for local business, ranking among the top 5 local search companies in the United States of America

Audiosocket – music licensing solutions for all media

Naked Pizzapizza that is simply an honest diversity of all-natural, whole food ingredients that taste better and are better for you

GameloftA leading global publisher of video games and social games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field

 Jolie & Elizabeth – two young New Orleans fashion designers who design and manufacture Southern-inspired dresses in New Orleans – available online or in stores throughout the US

Maison on Frenchmena live music venue, bar, and restaurant located on world famous Frenchmen street in New Orleans

VoteIt.comreal-time voting and commenting

Ste Marie Restaurant –  an elegant, modern French restaurant inspired by the legendary champagne houses of France – located in the Central Business District

Headwaters Cafea fresh style of catering that features gourmet local, seasonal produce and on-site cooking – over eight years in the motion picture industry

Ashe Cultural Arts Centercreates and supports programs, activities, and creative works emphasizing the contributions of people of African descent

Green Coast Enterprisesdevelops real estate and performs a continuum of real estate services focused on urban areas in need of community renewal, with a special focus on coastal areas threatened by climate change

NOLA Fashion Councilcreates opportunity and exposure for both established and up-and-coming Southern based (or born) designers while making an economic and artistic impact on the fashion industry

SafeSnipa group of Tulane bioengineering graduates and a professor who have developed an inexpensive device that could prevent millions of infection-related neonatal deaths in developing countries

Ballista Storm Systemsoffers superior hurricane and storm protection systems manufactured by American craftsmen, and using American materials that are 100% recyclable

Royal Engineeringengineering and consulting firm specializing in civil and coastal engineering, construction and construction management, environmental services, program and project management, and oil & gas services

Touch Studioscustom application development for the mobile industry

Launch Padcollaborative workspaces in downtown New Orleans

VooDoo Venturesmatch talented partners with great ideas to build businesses – making ideas into reality by providing resources and expertise

Manning’s Restaurant located conveniently in New Orleans Warehouse District, the 210-seat restaurant features comfort foods from the Mississippi delta with some unique Creole twists, to creative interpretations of tailgating classics

Resource Environmental Solutionssupplies ecological offsets throughout the United States

iSeatzglobal provider of customized online travel and entertainment solutions

Cordinaon-the-go frozen cocktails

Eskew+Dumez+Ripplearchitecture, interior environments and urban strategies

Rare Cutsfrom ranch-to-table quality meats

Joel’s / Sucré a full service catering and event planning company / a sweet boutique

Dirty Coastt-shirts, posters, bags and other apparel with designs illustrated by local and national artists – fashionable and funny, sometimes witty or sarcastic, but always pro-New Orleans

PlayNOLAthe area’s fastest-growing provider of recreational sports leagues, premier social events and local social networking for young professionals all over the city

To you all who hosted our NOLAbound group, “Thank you for making us feel right at home in your great city of New Orleans!”

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