Itâ€™s population was scattered across the nation and refused or were unable to return. As the water receded, plans were floated everywhere with ideas, hopes and strategies as to how to trebuild the city. Restoration seemed unlikely and even hopeless as those blueprints were floated to the public and often later trashed due to the lack of money from the federal government, the fumbling by FEMA, the games by insurers and the dearth of optimism.
New Orleans, for many reasons is on top of the world. Seven years ago, it was struggling for its very life as a community due to the winds and waters of Katrina.
Itâ€™s population was scattered and refusing to return. Plans everywhere were being floated as the miracle that would transform the city, only to be trashed due to the lack of money in the coffers and the dearth of support.
Today, it is the host city of the game of games, the NFL Super Bowl, a coveted trophy that any city would not only treasure but mortgage its infrastructure.
New Orleans has made a resounding comeback.
One of the major reasons for this turnaround is its primary economic development organization, Greater New Orleans Inc, and its young, enthusiastic superstar President and CEO, Michael Hecht.
DUE TO BAD SUPERBOWL TRAFFIC, MICHAEL HECHT HAS TO RESCHEDULE UNTIL 11:15 AM TODAY..SEE YOU THEN
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