It’s Wednesday, June 19 and 9:33am 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
Downtown is 1.2 walkable square miles
New Orleans named one of the 15 Coolest North American Cities MSN Travel
New Orleans has 3rd fastest wage growth in the USA CareerBuilder.com
Downtown is at the center of 12 neighborhoods that are home to almost 40,000 residents with a strong income and education profile
Downtown welcomes approximately 120,000 people on a given week-day, enough to make it the fourth largest city in Louisiana
New Orleans is #1 Top City for Young Entrepreneurs 2011 Under30CEO.com
Looking for a place to live? There are 2,875 residential units Downtown and even more in the pipeline.
$3.4 billion invested Downtown since 2005