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An economic development architecture for New Orleans

Author: Kevin F McCarthy
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2008.
Series: Technical report (Rand Corporation), .TR-547-HI.
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In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina, followed by multiple levee failures, devastated New Orleans and other parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast, inflicting major damage to commercial property, infrastructure, and housing. The failure of the levees and the subsequent flooding of New Orleans caused enormous damage and disruption to the city, its people, and its economy. Recovering from a disaster of this magnitude poses a major  Read more...
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McCarthy, Kevin F., 1945-
Economic development architecture for New Orleans.
Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2008
(DLC) 2007052737
(OCoLC)190859392
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin F McCarthy
ISBN: 9780833045812 0833045814
OCLC Number: 234317478
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 49 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction. Methods. Organization of report --
Review of economic development efforts. Description of comparison cities. Characteristics of economic development programs. Design component. Organizational phase. Implementation phase. Summary --
Economic development in New Orleans. Design component. Vision statement. Assessment of economic infrastructure. Internal improvements. Choice of development strategy. Organizational component. New Orleans' prior development experience. The organizational ecology of economic development. Implications. Implementation component. Geographic focus. Setting priorities. Setting goals, schedules, and metrics for assessing progress --
Summary of key findings and recommendations. Overall architecture. Strategy phase. Organizational phase. Implementation phase. Development agencies researched. Alphabetical list of interviewees.
Series Title: Technical report (Rand Corporation), .TR-547-HI.
Responsibility: Kevin F. McCarthy.

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In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina, followed by multiple levee failures, devastated New Orleans and other parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast, inflicting major damage to commercial property, infrastructure, and housing. The failure of the levees and the subsequent flooding of New Orleans caused enormous damage and disruption to the city, its people, and its economy. Recovering from a disaster of this magnitude poses a major challenge to the city, the state, and the nation. The complexity of this challenge is compounded by the fact that New Orleans' population and economy had been lagging for several decades before Katrina. In response to this situation, this report provides recommendations regarding effective organizational and strategic approaches to revitalizing the city's economy, identifies the best practices that other cities have used to foster economic development, and describes how these practices might be applied to New Orleans. Recommendations consider the organizational structure of a New Orleans economic development program and how it should strategically focus its efforts. Planning for the successful future economic development in the region depends on avoiding the mistakes of past efforts, so consideration is also given to historical trends and development missteps.

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