The mission of the World Trade Center of New Orleans is to create jobs and wealth in Louisiana through international trade, economic development and allied activities. We do so by supporting a prosperous international business climate in Louisiana, through advocacy, information, education and stakeholder programs and service that result in the recruitment, retention, and expansion of Louisiana-based international businesses. Through these and other initiatives, the World Trade Center of New Orleans serves as a catalyst in furthering Louisiana’s trade with other countries and bringing together international buyers and sellers to generate new business.

Dating back to its origins more than 50 years ago, the World Trade Center of New Orleans is the founding member of the World Trade Centers Association, an organization comprised of over 300 World Trade Centers in almost 100 countries across the globe.   In recognition of its efforts, the WTCNO has received both the President’s “E” and “E-Star” Awards for outstanding contributions to the expansion of United States exports.