Recommend reading the Uptown Messanger Article.
It references the thoughts of
"Joel Kotkin, professor of Urban Studies at Chapman University and one of the nation’s leading demographers.",
Kotkin sings the praises of New Orleans Recovery & Renewal...
"...says Kotkin. “They have great incentives, and New Orleans is the best bargain for urban living in the United States. It’s got great food, great music, and it’s inexpensive.”
The article mentions the new proposed "Downtown Hospitality District" and that new layers of ordained bureaucracy are absolutely *not* what the city needs.
It'd be nice if the levels of bureaucracy we have already functioned properly before we add more.