Your Working River

The Port of New Orleans is committed to driving economic prosperity by continuing existing and maximizing additive maritime and freight activity within our jurisdiction and beyond. To accomplish this and ensure broad impact, we work closely with our tenants, carriers, and customers, and are aligned with a range of partners including economic development and business-related organizations.

Our goal is to attract more freight-based businesses, including companies that provide value-add services. This includes both public and private entities. For example, Avondale Marine a private facility in Jefferson Parish with a footprint of 254 acres and warehousing, shipping and storage capabilities, is working to revitalize that prime site.

On Port property, we work with our partners to maximize our land and assets. Port NOLA’s Port Inner Harbor Economic Revitalization Plan (PIER Plan), for example, is an interagency initiative to develop a new economic vision for the Inner Harbor corridor, paving the way for new job creation and job connections.

The Port's latest economic impact report confirms Port NOLA is a major economic driver that quantifies the value of our working waterfront and underscores the value of continued investment in maritime assets throughout our jurisdiction. To see our Economic Impact Brochure, click here.

Economic Impact By The Numbers Spread

Port NOLA spent nearly $3.7 million on purchases with DBE/SBE businesses in FY 2019, and engaged with 400 DBE/SBE vendors since June 2017.