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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Economic Synergies across Southeast Louisiana

Dear friends and colleagues,
Southeast Louisiana has received high marks for its economic performance during the Great Recession. But projected job growth through 2020 is expected to lag Houston, Austin-San Antonio, Raleigh, and Atlanta—which are benefiting from earlier efforts to diversify their economy.

At the same time, relative sea level rise is rapidly increasing flood risk.
By working together to harness their economic synergies, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Houma-Thibodaux can diversify into emerging industries such as clean tech and digital media, while at the same time fortifying existing specializations in energy, advanced manufacturing, and water management.
In our new report, we highlight:
  • Southeast Louisiana's significant expertise in engineering and scientific consulting, heavy construction, and water transportation.
  • The synergistic role of wetland restoration activities toward Southeast Louisiana’s economic transformation.
  • The importance of working collaboratively across Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Houma-Thibodaux.
Read our report,
to learn more about the challenges and opportunities facing Southeast Louisiana at:
Bringing you the data you need to make informed decisions,
The GNOCDC team
Charlotte Cunliffe, Elaine Ortiz, Ben Horwitz, Allison Plyer, and Susan Sellers
The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center is a product of Nonprofit Knowledge Works and is supported in part by United Way of Southeast Louisiana, Baptist Community Ministries, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Metropolitan Opportunities Fund at the Greater New Orleans Foundation, RosaMary Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, blue moon fund, and data users like you.
Greater New Orleans Community Data Center
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