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Gaming - Greater New Orleans

New Orleans is the low-cost, high-culture location you’ve been waiting for!

Over the past several years, game companies such as Testronic, inXile Entertainment, and High Voltage Software have chosen New Orleans as an ideal location for game development. Our team is ready to help you join the movement.

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About Game Development in New Orleans

Operating a studio or support company in New Orleans comes with several key advantages:

Business Costs – Operating costs within New Orleans are a fraction of those experienced in other markets
Workforce – Several schools in the area have created gaming programs to create a talent pipeline for your company
IncentivesOne of the richest incentives in North America, with a rebate of up to 25% of payroll costs
Culture – A market where creative professionals want to live and thrive, making it easy to attract and keep talent

Cost Comparison

When compared with the costs of operating in Southern California, the savings of opening in office in New Orleans are staggering

Los Angeles

$47

per square foot
  • $112k Annual Average Salary
  • $549,800 Average Home Price

*cost before 18% rebate from software incentive
**cost before 25% rebate from software incentive

New Orleans

$15

per square foot*
  • $75k Annual Average Salary**
  • $205,000 Average Home Price

TESTIMONIAL

Incentives Turn New Orleans Into a Tech Boom City

Once famous more for Mardi Gras, voodoo, and gumbo, New Orleans has attracted over 45 high-tech startup companies.

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TREND

New Orleans Among Sweet Spots For High Tech

The progress of Greater New Orleans over the past decade has been rapid and dramatic; in fact, it has been called “one of the great turnarounds in American history.”

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Growth

RPG heavyweight inXile Entertainment joining Microsoft Studios

Microsoft Studios head Matt Booty noted to us in a statement that inXile will retain autonomy to create whatever it chooses, and that the studio will continue to deliver great RPG experiences in the future.

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Available Assistance

GNO, Inc. is dedicated to helping companies do business in Greater New Orleans. Our team will work with your company through every step of the process to open an office in this unbelievable market.

BUSINESS INCENTIVE ASSISTANCE

We're happy to arrange a visit with GNO, Inc. and LED to discuss software and entertainment incentives that you may qualify for.

A FREE SPACE TO TEST THE MARKET

After going over the numbers for your growth, we'll set up a temporary office space in the Greater New Orleans area – at no cost to you.

CREATE A TALENT PIPELINE

Once here, we'll introduce you to education & training leaders to help with developing new curriculum and recruit your local workforce.

SETTLE INTO A PERMANENT SPACE

GNO, Inc. and LED will work hand in hand with company leadership to showcase and narrow down real estate options.

GET TO KNOW THE COMMUNITY

Company leadership will participate in Quality of Life Tours to familiarize you and with neighborhoods & communities.

MARKET INTEGRATION

GNO, Inc. will help you acclimate with the business community with introductions to key contracts & business leaders.

Testimonials

“New Orleans offers a better environment for our employees, more affordable living, and we now offer the option of no snow, which is great for recruiting out of the southern belt."

Kerry Ganofsy – CEO & Founder, High Voltage Software

“Building a team in New Orleans has been easier than expected. Not only were there locals on the ground ready for a new challenge, but there's a huge waiting list of people in other markets ready for something new."

Matt Findley - President, inXile Entertainment

Examples of Companies Currently In Region

Contact Us

Our team is ready to help your company begin operations in the New Orleans market, let us know what we can do for you.

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Office

1100 Poydras Street
Suite 3475
New Orleans, LA 70163

504.527.6900
[email protected]

Team

Michael Hecht
President and CEO
504.715.5037
[email protected]

Grady Fitzpatrick
Senior VP, Business Development
504.239.3535
[email protected]