From the New Orleans Community Data Center the Executive Summary of “The New Orleans Index at 8” which analyzes where New Orleans is in terms of jobs, population growth, economic trends and a total of 20 indicators. This provides the data to answer the question where are we now and where are we going?
It is nearly eight years since Katrina and the levee failures, and an important time to take stock of the region’s progress. In two short years, at the 10th anniversary of Katrina, the nation will turn its attention to Southeast Louisiana to assess whether the massive federal and charitable assistance invested here has paid off.
The New Orleans Index at Eight analyzes over twenty indicators reaching back to 1980 to provide crucial information for formulating the answers. Our findings on economic trends, quality of life, inclusion, and sustainability are not just findings about today, but source material for shaping the future.