This is GREAT news!!!!!!
New Orleans rebounds to lead nation in income growth
American City Business Journals - September 28, 2009
by G. Scott Thomas
New Orleans has gyrated like an economic yo-yo in recent years, swinging wildly from one extreme to the next.
It reached a high point in June 2005. A bizjournals study released that month indicated that per capita income was growing at a faster pace in New Orleans than in any other U.S. metropolitan area.
But Hurricanes Katrina and Rita slammed into the city in August and September 2005, devastating the local economy. A subsequent bizjournals report in June 2007 found a total reversal. Per capita income was shrinking more rapidly in New Orleans than anywhere else.
Another two years have now passed -- and another dramatic change has occurred.
New Orleans again is on top, enjoying the nation