Louisiana’s Metros and Cities Recognized Nationally

Along with the many top rankings the State of Louisiana has received in recent months (see Louisiana Earns Several Top Rankings in Recent Months), Louisiana’s metros and cities are being recognized nationally too.  Here’s highlights of the accolades from the last few months.

  • Job Markets in New Orleans & Baton Rouge Metros Expected to be among the Strongest in the Nation during the 4th Quarter
    –   Manpower Employment Outlook, September 2011
  • New Orleans, Alexandria & Houma among 12 Housing Markets Seeing the Biggest Turnarounds
    –   Realtor Magazine, September 2011
  • Top Deals & Hot Markets
    *  New Orleans:  Co-Major Market of the Year
    *  Baton Rouge:  Major Market Honorable Mention
    *  Lake Charles:  Mid-Market of the Year
    *  Monroe:  Small Market Honorable Mention
    *  St. James Parish:  Special Recognition
    *  Nucor Corp. steel mill:  #4 Top Deal
    –   Southern Business & Development, July 2011
  • Baton Rouge, New Orleans & Shreveport among 25 “Best Cities for Recent Grads”
    –   The Daily Beast, May 2011
  • Lafayette among “America’s Best Affordable Places” for 2011
    –   Bloomberg Businessweek, May 2011
  • New Orleans & Shreveport among Top U.S. Cities for Information Jobs
    –   Forbes, May 2011
  • Best U.S. Cities for Jobs: New Orleans #2 Big City; Shreveport #7 Mid-Size
    –   Forbes, May 2011
  • Top Groups:  Baton Rouge Area Chamber & Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
    Honorable Mention:  Greater New Orleans, Inc.
    –   Site Selection, May 2011
  • Top Deals of 2010:  Nucor Corp. in St. James Parish
    –   Site Selection, May 2011