The data behind the β€œnew” Greater New Orleans

A deep analysis of why the Greater New Orleans region is an ideal business location


The Compare NOLA tool allows users to analyze key factors in a business reaction or expansion decision. The data, as sourced from the leading government and private organizations, weighs this region against 24 competing markets. The results are clear; when using a comprehensive group of data points, the Greater New Orleans region is one of the most competitive in the nation. While our business environment is competitive across the board, nearly three centuries of diverse influence have made Greater New Orleans one of the most culturally appealing destinations in the world.

Each of the 10 parishes within the Greater New Orleans region can make a strong argument for business investment by itself, but – collectively – the argument is overwhelming. Each enjoying its own character, attractions, and strategic business advantages. The region consists of

  • Jefferson Parish
  • Orleans Parish
  • Plaquemines Parish
  • St. Bernard Parish
  • St. Charles Parish
  • St. James Parish
  • St. John Parish
  • St. Tammany Parish
  • Tangipahoa Parish
  • Washington Parish


Within each category of data, users can choose up to four major cities to compare against the Greater New Orleans region. Just click your selections and see the results. For some data sets, a custom date range can be selected to create a selective period for analysis.


The pie chart was a perfect fit to render a collection of data points for a single city. If multiple cities are being compared, a pie chart for each city will be displayed. The dataset feeding the pie chart is an average based on available years.


The line chart displays a single data point for one or more cities, depending on your selections. You can filter the line chart by clicking on a city name which will toggle adding/removing the selected city.