New Orleans Jobs Shifting Closer to Downtown

New Orleans is among the top cities where jobs are shifting closer to downtown, study finds

The area around South Rampart Street and Poydras Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans. A Brookings Institution study found the city among the leading locations in the country for an increasing concentration of jobs close to central business districts. (David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 
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on April 18, 2013 at 1:30 PM, updated April 18, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Examining how the Great Recession influenced the way jobs spread across cities and surrounding areas, the Brookings Institutionon Thursday ranked New Orleans […]

Chris Mangum quoted in The Times-Picayune

Resurgent New Orleans attracting seasoned entrepreneurs

A welcoming business climate

Chris Mangum, 45, is from Arkansas but worked in Atlanta for 20 years for BellSouth and in venture capital before moving to Monroe as an executive with the Century Link telecommunications firm. His wife, who’s from New Orleans, was recently pregnant with their first child, and he craved more entrepreneurial pursuits. So he studied her hometown.

What sold him on the strength of the New Orleans market was a scene he spotted walking by the iSeatz office in the Warehouse District on the Friday evening before the 4th of July holiday. In […]