Established in 1985, the Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region (“BCNO” or “Business Council”) is nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research and advocacy organization dedicated to improving economic conditions, living standards, and the quality of life for all in the state of Louisiana and Greater New Orleans region. Since its founding, the Business Council has a rich history of achievement having played a critical role in the:

Comprised of business leaders across a wide range of industries, the Business Council collaborates extensively and engages with governmental entities, civic and business organizations to tackle issues vital to the Greater New Orleans region’s overall well-being and success. By serving as a convener, collaborator, and catalyst bringing to bear the knowledge, experience, access the full breadth of resources of its members. The Business Council plays an active and central role in the advancement of the state of Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans region on the path towards progress.