The large number of Opportunity Zone locations in Greater New Orleans represent the next wave of investment for the region. By leveraging our existing anchors and current momentum, we can drive outside investment into our entire region. There are 150 federally designated OZs in Louisiana – 44 of them are in our 10-parish region, extending from Convent to Destrehan and Metairie as well as the Northshore.

They include major points of interest such as Lakeside Shopping Center, the Naval Support Activity in Algiers and the census tracts adjoining Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Catalytic opportunities also exist near major employment hubs in New Orleans’ BioDistrict and Central Business District.

Interactive Map

Dozens of Opportunity Zones are located in the Greater New Orleans region. As you consider investment and growth projects, we encourage you to take a look at which areas are marked with this federal designation by using this interactive map. You can also search by address to see if a particular property is located within or near an Opportunity Zone.

Example Opportunity Zones

Spirit of Charity Innovation District

Strategically positioned between New Orleans’ downtown and newly constructed medical complexes, the Spirit of Charity Innovation District is a historic area, with its roots in healthcare, poised for the next generation of innovation. A recent community planning and engagement process created a new vision for the District – one built upon principles that include goals to become a mixed income community, with economic development driven by job creation through small business development and local hiring/training, creating a live and work environment that is accessible across all income levels.

Fat City Development Opportunity

Fat City is a neighborhood in the Greater New Orleans region that is ripe for further development. Located within Metairie’s central business district and retail heart of Jefferson Parish, the second-most populated parish in Louisiana, Fat City has seen tremendous growth and stability, with one of the top-performing malls in the country and perhaps the highest-traffic intersection in the state (Veterans Boulevard and N. Causeway Boulevard).