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Around the globe, New Orleans is known for two things; jazz music and Hurricane Katrina. What most people do not know is that it is one of the best United States' cities to conduct business in. Below are the top 5 things that a business traveller to the city need to know.

5 things business travellers need to know about New Orleans

Around the globe, New Orleans is known for two things; jazz music and Hurricane Katrina. What most people do not know is that it is one of the best United States' cities to conduct business in. Below are the top 5 things that a business traveller to the city need to know.

1. It is 'New Or-luns' not 'New Or-leans'

Know how to pronounce the name of the city and you are already in the good books of the city residents. It shows that you are genuinely interested in doing business with them.

2. You need to keep off Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is the world's biggest festival and it is mostly concentrated on New Orleans Bourbon Street. If you want to conduct your business quickly and exit the city, then you need to avoid the merrymakers like plague. In fact, if you want to conduct your business in New Orleans effectively, avoid coinciding your trip with the festival - the work place will be running at the bare minimum.

3. New Orleans is more Yankee than New York

If you've studied the history of the city, then you would know that other than French and Spanish beginnings, New Orleans has more in common with New York than with the southern states. It is not a Cajun city either. People here do not listen to country music and the crowds will usually take offense if you refer to their city as 'southern'...it's better to keep off the politics in this city.

4. Lucky you if you are in Real Estate Business

After hurricane Katrina, a lot of infrastructure was ruined. People are in need of homes. If you are looking to buy a house in the city, you will get a 200-year castle at the price of a Condo in San Francisco.

5. Feel at Home

New Orleans is the only city where you will not find people asking you where you come from. They do not care. Rather, they will be interested in what business you want to do with them. Make your deals without mentioning your ancestral background. It is a touch issue here.

New Orleans is more Brooklyn than any other place in the US. Do not be surprised to feel like you are in New York while walking down a street in the city. While at it, make sure you order some oysters - they are there in plenty.

 

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