New Orleans has become a party town, with bars and music on every corner and a festival or two in the streets just about every weekend.
But this town is also a serious destination for business.
More than 18.5 million visitors visited New Orleans in the year 2018. More than 660,000 guests arrived in the town for attending major conventions only.
Delegates head for New Orleans for their scheduled meetings with companies in the energy sector, oil and gas industries. Chevron and Shell are the leading brands in this sector. They are in the town for their meetings with the authorities in space related projects, which are underway at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Plant. There, the tenants include Boeing and Lockheed Martin, LM Wind Power of General Electric, which is in the production of rotor blades for the Wind Industry.
Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, the economic development agency for South East Louisiana said that they also have booming business in technology. The town is also becoming a growing gaming sector. He further added that Testronic, a London based Video game company, is having plans to expand to New Orleans with a 150 job office.
The business travelers visit the town for a limited period of time and they certainly enjoy the traditional attractions of music, food and the “Nothing to care for” culture of the Bourbon Street, during their stay in the town. Michael Hecht said that once they get off that street, they are into the enormous world beyond the street and that world is incredibly rich.
In their leisure hours, the visiting business travelers can visit French Quarters to enjoy some classics. Or they can shop on the Royal Street. There are galleries, souvenir shops and boutiques on this street to shop from. There are many classic lunch time and dining spots for them in the town also, for them to enjoy their food.