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  •  NOLA Office Parks? Where? (1+ / 0-)
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    "Stuck in old paradigms of economic development, cities like Buffalo, New Orleans, and Louisville struggled in the 1980s and 1990s to become the next "Silicon Somewhere" by building generic high-tech office parks or subsidizing professional sports teams."

    In regards to New Orleans, this statement isn't all that accurate.  What generic office parks did they build?  NOLA East?  Come on.  While the subsidizing professional teams is somewhat true, it's no more true for NOLA than it is for several other professional sports cities -- and I think the argument that professional sports brings in more to the community than it costs the community is likely to be correct (especially in a tourism economy like NOLA has sunk to).  

    Also, the image of NOLA as being a city stuck in the past, devoid of a "creative class," is frankly insulting -- and not true.  It's one funky city, full of counter-cultural creatives.

    As an Iraqi-American academic born and raised in New Orleans, this voter was not pleased.

    by naltikriti on Sun Feb 22, 2009 at 05:49:36 PM PST

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