The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center owes much of its success to the city of New Orleans itself. As such, we’re honored to give back to the Crescent City and its residents.
One way the New Orleans Morial Convention Center gives back to its community is by contributing significantly to the economies of the city and the state. Since it opened in 1985, the Convention Center has generated $2.09 billion in tax revenues, revenues which support schools, infrastructure, and public services. Events at the Center have also attracted nearly 11 million out-of-state visitors, and these visitors have pumped $37.86 billion into the local economy and support jobs at hotels, restaurants, shops, and other businesses-an estimated 10,000 jobs annually. Meanwhile, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center directly employs nearly 300 people in careers that offer benefits, training, and opportunity for growth. In addition, the Convention Center’s policy when seeking vendors for event services is to focus on local businesses during the bidding process.
The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is proud that the wonderful people of New Orleans – the people who make the city so special and appealing-are able to directly benefit from activities at the convention center.
It is the policy of New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to encourage, at every opportunity, the maximum employment of local vendors for the acquisition of goods and services in the Convention Center’s business operations. It is the further policy and goal to enhance the business opportunities for small and emerging businesses. Toward that end, the Convention Center makes a commitment to create easy access to the business opportunities that it offers to those vendors. Please click here to visit the Convention Center’s Business Opportunities website for a listing of current RFPs, plus information on bidding policies and procedures.