About New Orleans
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Situated on the Mississippi River 40 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans is a unique city bursting with history, rich culture and traditions, and more than 300 festivals each year to help celebrate just about everything. And while it's commonly referred to as the “Big Easy,” New Orleans is no slouch when it comes to economic developments and innovative advancements, which helps the city create incredible opportunities for its inhabitants and the region at large.
In the healthcare industry alone, New Orleans has invested heavily in the development of a biomedical district anchored by a 2-million-square foot medical facility. University Medical Center, a state-of-the-art teaching hospital, is a collaborative endeavor from Tulane University and Louisiana State University managed by not-for-profit LCMC Health. Additionally, the biomedical corridor boasts a cutting-edge VA Hospital, research facilities, a bio innovation center and, collectively, helps to generate billions in economic impact.
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 cultural offerings include the Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Zoological Gardens, New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Opera and the award-winning WWII Museum. The region is famous as a sportsman's paradise with limitless recreational opportunities. New Orleans also plays host to several professional and NCAA Division-1 sports teams such as the Saints, the Pelicans, The University of New Orleans Privateers, and the Tulane University Green Wave.