What do Ikea, Comcast, Ford and Wal-Mart have in common? They’re all family-run businesses. In fact, when it comes to business in this country, it’s most often a family affair — 90% of all business ventures in the United States are family-run, including 35% of all Fortune 500 companies.
Here in Southeast Louisiana, we’re proud to have our own array of family-run superstars that represent a wide range of booming industries and here at Biz New Orleans, we are excited to share with our readers our first showcase of local family-owned businesses & the individuals behind them. This group of hard-working men and women, along with their families, have created a household names for themselves in their relative industries and continue to prosper. From generations past to future generations to come, these families are and will continue to be the backbone of this amazing city.