ProsperityNOLA – the first, comprehensive development plan in New Orleans' recent history – is a catalyst for economic transformation, designed to ensure the city's vitality for its tri-centennial in 2018 and beyond.

More than 200 stakeholders from business, government, education and philanthropy, as well as the broader economic development community, came together to create ProsperityNOLA in 2012. Using a data-driven process, the initiative's Strategic Advisory Council selected to aggressively support five key "economic clusters" – or allied industries – based on their strength and projected growth.

ProsperityNOLA is rooted in the belief that for New Orleans to be successful, all citizens must have an equal opportunity to participate in its economic growth. The plan builds upon the city’s economic cornerstones, its people, innate culture and locational advantages, and resolutely tackles challenges that hinder opportunities to create jobs and wealth for all New Orleanians.

ProsperityNOLA’s strategies are organized around seven themes, or “work strands”, that emerged from the Strategic Advisory Council and the work of the subcommittees. These work strands guide the implementation of ProsperityNOLA’s key work streams.


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