It’s Tuesday, May 21 and 6:49am in Downtown New Orleans.
NOLAbound is an all-expenses-paid program for 25 well-connected individuals from across the country within four targeted business sectors-arts-based businesses, biosciences, digital media, and sustainable industries-to assess the status of New Orleans as a model of new business progress and thinking.
From March 14-18, 2012, we’ll invite these individuals to explore the city and share their observations and insights about New Orleans and its entrepreneurial community. Those experiences and opinions-positive, negative, or otherwise-will be shared with the world, unfiltered and in real-time, on the NOLAbound website and via participants' own social media networks.
The entire five-day program will be filmed, and a documentary will premiere in New Orleans in October 2012.
Sound like something you’re interested in? We’re taking applications through December 16, 2011. Apply, share, and be NOLAbound.
The project is made possible with generous funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.
New Orleans, LA
"The transformation that's taking place in New Orleans both socially and economically is stunning." World Trade 100 Magazine
Downtown is 1.2 walkable square miles
Louisiana ranked #1 State of the Year Southern Business & Development
New Orleans ranked #1 Most Improved on "Best Cities for Business" Wall Street Journal Marketwatch
New Orleans named a 2009 American Fast City Fast Company
New Orleans listed as 1 of 5 safe havens to ride out the recession Christian Science Monitor
Forbes.com ranks New Orleans #8 in Top Cities to Relocate Forbes.com
Hungry? There are 176 restaurants and 32 sidewalk cafes in Downtown New Orleans