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WSJ: The real Super Bowl winner is New Orleans



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Relatively low state and local taxes and cost of living are helping to make New Orleans a magnet for business start-ups and young college graduates—what Seattle or Austin were in other recent decades. Energy and hospitality are doing well. The jobless rate of 4.7% is lower even than in that other American boomtown, Washington, D.C., but for reasons other than a growing government.



I bet N.O. is putting on one helluva show this weekend. Super Gras! So glad the weather is cooperating. I can't imagine the people there aren't having a blast.



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SundayFunday
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Totally agree. NO is getting business done all over the place.





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I heard the Super Bowl brings $500 million with it. That is some damn good money coming in. Just hope it stays here a while.

I have noticed from going out down there that there has been a huge, constant influx of teachers and nurses since Katrina, and hasn't slowed down since the original year or two's worth of surge






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Bobby Jindal has done a great job in getting businesses to come to Louisiana





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The weather is rocking it right now.

And for ask the retards who pissed and moaned after Katrina that the dome rebuild was misplaced priority,

Way to have 0 forward thinking.






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And for ask the retards who pissed and moaned after Katrina that the dome rebuild was misplaced priority


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Louisiana residents set to welcome a record-tying 10th Super Bowl to New Orleans just got another reminder of the botched financing to repair the city’s National Football League stadium after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.
The Louisiana Stadium & Exposition District, which the state created in 1966 to operate the Superdome, sold $361 million of debt last week, most of it tax-free. Almost a third of the proceeds went to pay Bank of America Corp. (BAC) to end an interest-rate hedge.
Investors such as Nuveen Asset Management bought the securities on the view that the region has recovered from the most expensive hurricane in U.S. history. Yet the deal highlighted how taxpayers’ costs wound up being more than triple the agency’s $44 million share of renovating the stadium, now called the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where thousands took shelter after the deadly storm.
“This is the most expensive addition to a domed stadium in the history of America,” said state Treasurer John Neely Kennedy, based in Baton Rouge, the capital. “It’s been a nightmare. It wasn’t a good deal for the state.”


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I'm sure it's a great party....just remember it was an expensive one.






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if nola wants to be compared to seattle or austin, it needs to work on its corruption and crime problems





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its corruption and crime problems
Neither of which are fixable, sadly. At least the city has some hope, which it didn't circa 2005. I'm just glad to see the city successfully showcase what it does best... host great parties.






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if nola wants to be compared to seattle or austin, it needs to work on its corruption and crime problems

Even with all its problems though, New Orleans has always been an interesting and unique place. I've always enjoyed visiting there.






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Relatively low state and local taxes and cost of living are helping to make New Orleans a magnet for business start-ups and young college graduates—what Seattle or Austin were in other recent decades. Energy and hospitality are doing well. The jobless rate of 4.7% is lower even than in that other American boomtown, Washington, D.C., but for reasons other than a growing government.


Damn you Jindal






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