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Stats on the impact of Mardi Gras

by The 100 Companies

Mardi Gras 2024 is now behind us. While we know Carnival benefits our state, we have the statistics to prove it.

New Orleans & Company commissioned a study with the mayor’s Mardi Gras Advisory Council and Tulane University Professor Toni Weiss for our first fact-based economic impact study of Mardi Gras since 2009. Key findings include:

1. Mardi Gras impact on the New Orleans economy is nearly $900 million, more than a 300 percent growth since 2009.

2. The City of New Orleans earns $2.64 for every $1.00 invested in Mardi Gras.

3. Mardi Gras 2023 helped increase state tax revenues by more than $14 million.

– Mary Beth Romig, Assistant Vice President, Public Relations, New Orleans & Company

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