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Focus Areas

As the international arm of GNO, Inc., WTCNO fosters economic development across Louisiana through the support, promotion, and attraction of international trade and businesses. In order to further trade and foreign direct investment across Louisiana, we offer a suite of services including, business development, advocacy, and membership engagement.

Economic Development

The World Trade Center New Orleans is your business concierge, here to assist international companies expanding to the region, accelerate growth for companies expanding across the globe, and promote domestic importers and exporters. We strive to attract, retain and grow international business and trade in Louisiana.


We advocate at the local, state and federal level representing the needs of our members when it comes to policy that impacts international trade and foreign direct investment. We support legislation that can enhance the business environment for local and foreign direct investment. Our partnerships with government and economic development agencies, institutions, and NGOs enhance our advocacy capabilities at all levels of government.

Membership Engagement

The World Trade Center New Orleans brings together a diverse range of public and private sector leaders to help grow Louisiana businesses. Our steady lineup of programing provides businesses with the tools and knowledge needed to thrive in today's economy.