Improvement, But Room for More in New Orleans

Five years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the Brookings Institution offers an analysis of the city's recovery. This op-ed looks at the report, which finds the city improving, but with many areas needing increased focus.

The report shows that the metropolitan area has recovered nearly 90 percent of its pre-hurricane population, and about 85 percent of its jobs.

"The metro area does lack some qualities that the report says make a community resilient, such as a strong and diverse economy and well-educated work force. Those deficits are among the challenges the region still faces. But there's no denying our strong attachment to place, an attachment that people have shown by staying or returning after Katrina and doing the back-breaking work of rebuilding."

Full Story: New Orleans rebuilding and resilient, Brookings Institution reports: An editorial

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