The Big Comeback: Is New Orleans America's Next Great Innovation Hub? | The Atlantic

The Big Easy doesn't want fewer bachelor parties. It just wants more bachelor's degrees. 

For much of the last 20 years, the city was wilting in plain sight. In the 1990s, a period during which the U.S. added 21 million jobs, New Orleans didn't just lose jobs; it also lost people. With tourism filling the void left by manufacturing, wages fell way behind the national average. It was place to bring a bachelor party, but not a bachelor's degree, and certainly not a business...

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