New Orleans Business Information

The city of New Orleans has a diverse economy. A major chunk of the economy is from the oil and gas industry, shipbuilding, tourism and aerospace manufacturing. Out of all these sectors, tourism is the top revenue generator for this city. New Orleans has more than 7.5 million visitors every year who support the thousands employed in the tourism related businesses.

It is the home to one of the world's largest ports, thus ship building industry has seen tremendous growth over the years. The health care industry is growing rapidly because of its internationally known hospitals. It is a top convention and meeting destination in United States. The largest companies in New Orleans are Ochsner Health System, Northrop Grunman Avondale, Entergy Corporation, Lockheed Martin and Superior Energy Services.

The entrepreneurial spirit is extremely high. There is a high influx of young professionals from different parts of the country because of the immense opportunities available and the incentives given by the government for start-ups.

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