NOLA MusiCon 2023


Louis David

Interim President and CEO, New Orleans Business Alliance

Louis David is the Interim President and CEO for New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA). In this role,  Louis is focused on highlighting opportunities for business and economic growth within our New Orleans  communities. He leads the NOLABA team efforts to create programming and initiatives that is in line  with NOLABA’s mission of creating inclusive and holistic economic development, so that all people of  New Orleans are financially secure and prosperous through growth, opportunity and by eliminating  economic disparity.  

Louis has been with NOLABA for eight years and formerly served as Vice President of Industry Attraction  & Retention. In this role he led the organization’s efforts to retain current and recruit new businesses in  the technology, manufacturing, trade and transportation industries. Within the past two years, he has  led the economic development support of Big Easy Bucha’s acquisition by a major Latin American bev tech company, played a key role in the new launch of Propel Park at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility,  and helped to create and launch the Xbox Studios Game Camp experience in New Orleans, generating  tech jobs for our New Orleans workforce.  

Louis has continued to expand NOLABA’s footprint across the nation, connecting with site selectors,  hosting them in-person and virtually through the organization’s ongoing Virtual Site Tours, which  showcase commercial real estate opportunities in the city. He also leads NOLABA’s signature Real Estate  Breakfast Series in partnership with the Urban Land Institute, where industry leaders provide insight and  access to the local commercial real estate, construction, insurance, architecture, and design climate. 

Louis serves as a board member of the Tulane Association of Business Alumni and currently serves as the  Co-Chair for the Tulane Business Forum. Louis’ leadership experience has been enhanced through  participating in the National League of Cities Equitable Economic Development Fellowship, the New  Orleans Regional Leadership Institute, Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum and the Youth  Empowerment Project 40 Under 40 Cohort. 

A Louisiana native, Louis holds an MBA from Tulane University and an BA in Journalism from Louisiana  State University in Baton Rouge. Previously, Louis has worked in technology services at iSeatz and as a  television news reporter at the ABC affiliate in Lafayette, La.


October 24-27, 2023

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

300 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70130



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