Forbes.com declared New Orleans the No. 1 "brain magnet" in the country in 2011, the same year that Inc. named it the Coolest Start-up City in America. F
Forbes magazine ranked New Orleans No. 1 in Information Technology Job Growth and No. 2 in Overall Job Growth in 2011, while Southern Business & Development magazine awarded New Orleans its Major Market of the Year, in a tie with Charlotte, N.C. Reuters called New Orleans "Silicon Valley on the Bayou," pointing to positive economic momentum in the tech sector as well as a palpable shift in the way City Hall conducts business.
The Wall Street Journal's Marketwatch named New Orleans Improved City for Business in 2011 in a survey that examined more than 100 metro areas. At the five-year anniversary of Katrina in 2010, Forbes.com ranked New Orleans No. 2 among the Best Big Cities for Jobs, while the Brookings Institution reported entrepreneurial activity in the city was 40 percent above the national average.
But I guess a 10 year old kid visiting on a baseball tournament would be a better authority on the city of New Orleans.
Egging the bus I thought is funny. Childish, but a good one. Talk radio sure is butt hurt over it, so I guess it was a good one by the ATL fans.