Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bloomberg: New Orleans area is one of the nation's biggest boomtowns
~The area is growing as it rebuilds from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Tourism is booming, and the New Orleans area gained more residents than any other in the U.S. from 2007 to 2011. The population rose to 1.2 million in 2012, and there’s plenty of job growth in heavy construction and even the television and motion picture industry, according to New Orleans demographer Allison Plyer. The unemployment rate, at 5.9 percent, is below the national average. One worry: Governor Bobby Jindal’s tax plan could change the state’s motion picture investor tax credit, reducing a key incentive to film in Louisiana. Photograph by Gerald Herbert/AP Photo

Rise in Mississippi river prompts twice weekly inspections ~Amy Wold

Levee.org Disaster Bike Tour 2013

Imports and Rising Costs Threaten Louisiana Crabbers

Practice of workers covering-up Gulf oil spills widespread, whistleblower says ~David Hammer

Photos: Highlights From The 27th Annual Festival International ~WWNO

Homemade Cajun Venison Chili, Cast Iron Style ~Saints Tailgate

Local culture spotlight: week of April 29th ~New Orleans Good Good

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