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New Orleans may not be the capital of Louisiana, but it is the largest city in the state. Nicknamed “The Big Easy,” New Orleans has a population of 391,000 people and covers 349 square miles on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s located in the Orleans Parish in the southeastern part of the state, and area code 504 includes the parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, and most of Jefferson as well. The city is the 12th largest in the southern US and sits 95 miles from Baton Rouge, 206 miles from Jackson, and 389 miles from Houston.
New Orleans was founded by the French Trading Company in 1718 and was a French colony until the Louisiana Purchase was completed and the United States took control of the land. The city quickly gained importance in the region, and experienced its economic peak in the 19th century when the slave trade propped up their economy. An economic decline followed after the Civil War and has continued to present day, where New Orleans still struggles to keep up with the other southern powerhouses in the area.
Recently, the biggest turning point in the city’s history was Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans in 2005. Afterward, the population dropped from 1.1 million people to around 300,000, and the Orleans Parish went from the largest to the third largest in the state.
New Orleans is home to one Fortune 500 company. Entergy, an electric company, was ranked #263 on the 2017 list. Other major players in area code 504 are the New Orlean Port, which is one of the biggest in the world, and the large oil and petroleum industry that drills off the coast. Education is another important part of the city’s economy, and the New Orleans area code is home to 11 colleges and universities.
The transportation and tourism industries also help diversify the economy and keep it afloat, along with US defense. New Orleans is home to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans. The five biggest employers in area code 504 are the Ochsner Health System, Tulane University, Acme Truck Line, Al Copeland Investments, and Vinson Guard Services.
The unemployment rate in New Orleans is 6.8%, which is slightly higher than the US average of 5.2%, but job growth is expected at 35% in the upcoming next decade. 17% of the population in area code 504 makes over $100,000 a year, and the average household income across the city is $34,000. The top three occupations for residents in the New Orleans area code are health care and social assistance, accommodation, food services, and educational services.
New Orleans was named as one of “America’s Coolest Cities in 2017” by Forbes, and the same publication also chose it as one of the “Best Cities for Singles.” The biggest attraction in the New Orleans area code is the annual Mardi Gras celebration, but other events in the city also include the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival, the French Quarter Festival, and the New Orleans Film Festival.
New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana, and now your business can access it from anywhere in the country. Purchase area code 504 with Nextiva to get started today. The New Orleans area code requires zero extra equipment and comes with instant activation, so you can begin growing your business with ease. All you have to do is choose a new number or roll the New Orleans area code onto your existing business phone, then you can answer calls on smartphones, tablets, or desktop computers around the world.
Every Nextiva package also comes with powerful PBX features to help you run your business better. When you set up a New Orleans area code with Nextiva digital phone systems, you’ll also receive conference call capabilities, voicemail to email services, and call recording completely free. In addition, the Nextiva Auto Attendant is at your service. This pre-recorded software gives off a professional impression to every caller, and will save your business time and money by eliminating the need for a receptionist while still ensuring your customers always end up at the right extension.
So, how can you stay organized with area codes across the country? Nextiva understands customer needs, and makes it easy to keep everything under control with the exclusive NextOS software. Now the easy to use system lets you access your billing, features, and users, all in one place. Whether you have one New Orleans area code or numbers throughout the state, stay on top of your business with the NextOS software.
New Orleans may be the first step, but soon your business will be ready to expand even further. With Nextiva flexible upgrades there are no specific packages locking you in, so you can purchase the area codes you want, when you want them. Additionally, the affordable pricing and “no hidden fees” guarantee mean that businesses of every size budget can expand without fear of extra charges or expensive rates.
Finally, every customer with area code 504 can rest easy knowing that the Nextiva customer service team is on their side. The Amazing Service and responsive support is now available seven days a week from the 100% in-house team. Call with questions or troubleshooting needs, and the customer service department will stay on the line with your until every issue is resolved to your satisfaction.
Growing your business in Louisiana is now easier than ever with a New Orleans area code from Nextiva. The VoIP services come with powerful PBX features, exclusive software, transparent billing, and amazing customer support, all to help you run your business better. Call now, and get started with instant activation on area code 504 today!
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