BioDistrict New Orleans

BioDistrict New Orleans is a state-enabled economic development or geopolitical district charged with the responsibility of growing both the programmatic and physical development components of this geographic area. The 1,500-acre district spans downtown and throughout Mid-City. The BioDistrict is focused on the development of a biosciences industry that will foster world-class biosciences research and development; local, regional, and global healthcare delivery; and stable, high-paying jobs for professionals, managers and workers representing a wide range of skills.

BioDistrict New Orleans’ Future

The BioDistrict and NOLABA’s Boards of Directors have agreed to work together over the upcoming year to establish a transition plan and create a new vision for the BioDistrict. Both boards will seek funding to developing the BioDistrict’s cluster-based strategy, tailored to suit its distinctive geography. NOLABA has signed a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) with the BioDistrict Board of Commissioners which allows NOLABA to take on daily administrative tasks in direct support of the BioDistrict. Strategy development updates will be made at BioDistrict and NOLABA board meetings.

The transformation will address the following:
  • What should the BioDistrict be and do?
  • What is the BioDistrict's scope of work?
  • What is the governance model for the BioDistrict? Who is responsible for coordination, execution and oversight?
  • What happens to the existing BioDistrict Board, entity and authorities?
  • Where will the BioDistrict find sustainable funding?
  • What are the roles of NOLABA, City and State?
For further information, please contact NOLABA.
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