“Laissez les bon temps roulez!”
Situated along the Mississippi River, 40 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans is a unique city bursting with history, culture, and opportunity. Though Hurricanes Katrina and Rita dealt a devastating blow to the Gulf Coast region and its healthcare infrastructure in 2005, it is now industry and innovation that are flooding the city of New Orleans. Businesses continue to flourish and tremendous opportunity awaits those in the biomedical field, tech business, film industry, and culinary world. Progressive growth in the medical sciences is highlighted by the opening of two brand new healthcare facilities, ensuring the city’s continued status as a regional magnet for medical treatment and research. In the interim, a number of local hospitals and clinics are open to provide excellent patient care and teaching services.
The city’s natural beauty as well as its musical and architectural heritage have been marveled over for centuries. As a cultural destination, New Orleans is unparalleled. Our famous food, nightlife, and hospitality are internationally renowned. Events like Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest bring visitors from around the globe. Other points of interest are the Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Zoological Gardens, New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Opera, and the Essence Festival. The region is famously known as a sportsman’s paradise with limitless recreational opportunities, including: fishing, boating, wildlife sighting, and hiking. New Orleans also proudly hosts the Saints and the Pelicans, our professional sports teams, as well as the Zephyrs, our Triple-A baseball team.
Without a doubt, there is plenty to do and see to keep the good times rolling in the Big Easy!