Five-Year 'Prosperity NOLA' Plan Aims To Include All City Residents

Jun 12, 2013

This week the city unveiled a public-private venture to grow the local economy, called Prosperity NOLA. Rod Miller is CEO of the New Orleans Business Alliance, and Aimee Quirk is Economic Development Advisor to Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Both sat down with WWNO’s Eve Troeh to talk about the goal: to make New Orleans a more attractive place for specific types of business, in the next five years.

Aimee Quirk described how the plan developed, with more than 200 business, government, nonprofit and higher education leaders.

The five areas of focus for the strategic economic development plan are: advanced manufacturing, bio-innovation and health services, creative digital media, sustainable industries and transportation, trade and logistics.

Read the full plan or an executive summary, from the New Orleans Business Alliance.

This news content made possible with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.