Louisiana Political News Wire
Forbes, Brookings praise New Orleans and Louisiana economies
The Brookings Institution has identified New Orleans as having the best economy among 100 large metropolitan areas. And Forbes Magazine is praising the city and Louisiana for economic strength. Brookings, a Washington-based policy research group, reported in December that as of the third quarter of 2012, New Orleans had a combination of job growth, productivity, house prices and unemployment that led the United States for economic health. New Orleans also topped the ratings the previous quarter. And in an article on Thursday, Forbes, partly citing the Brookings report, declared Louisiana "America's New Frontier for Business Opportunity."
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