Community Data Center Hurricane Katrina Report: Economic Ups And Downs 8 Years Later By Eileen Fleming • Aug 14, 2013 Listen Listening... / 1:42 Community Data Center Chief Demographer Allison Plyer reviews the latest report. It’s been eight years this month since Hurricane Katrina. The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center has been measuring data to see how far the recovery has come, and where the city is heading. Study Shows Strong Economic Ties Between New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Houma By Eileen Fleming • Apr 9, 2012 A new look at Census information shows a substantial link between the New Orleans and Baton Rouge metro areas. Researchers are seeing a potential “super region” including the Houma-Thibodaux area emerging as a strong economic force.