Salmon USA Fan On the trails Member since Feb 2008 37390 posts
Shreveport and Lafayette rank last and 2nd to last in real GDP growth(Posted by Salmon on 9/19/13 at 2:54 pm)
CityReal GDP Growth (%)Rank out of 381 Alexandria -0.5 322 Baton Rouge 2.9 98 Hammond -5.0 379 Houma-Thibodaux -0.7 341 Lafayette -8.1 380 Lake Charles 2.5 121 Monroe 3.0 95 New Orleans-Metairie 7.6 9 Shreveport-Bossier City -11.1 381
Broke LSU Fan AKA Buttercup Member since Sep 2006 59578 posts
re: Shreveport and Lafayette rank last and 2nd to last in real GDP growth(Posted by Broke on 9/19/13 at 2:58 pm to Salmon)
This is very misleading. Lafayette has had consistent growth for years. Even when the rest of the country was declining. We would have to look at the actual $ amount of GDP to know the truth. Same for Houma.