December 13, 2022 — Area startups are feeling confident enough to add staff as the regional economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest findings from Tulane University’s 2022 Greater New Orleans Startup Report.
The annual survey of the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, compiled by the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Tulane’s A. B. Freeman School of Business, finds the intent to hire is the highest it has ever been over the past four years, with 68% of companies planning to add employees in the next 12 months.
A benchmark for tracking entrepreneurial activity in the New Orleans region, the report is based on a survey of approximately 150 startups and small businesses in the 10-parish region from the first quarter of 2022. The most recent data indicates how startups are emerging from the pandemic environment and moving forward in the face of economic uncertainty.