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.
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
Incentives – One 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
When compared with the costs of operating in Southern California, the savings of opening in office in New Orleans are staggering
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
per square foot*
- $75k Annual Average Salary**
- $205,000 Average Home Price
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.
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.”
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.
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.
GNO, Inc. will help you acclimate with the business community with introductions to key contracts & business leaders.
“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
Our team is ready to help your company begin operations in the New Orleans market, let us know what we can do for you.