Saturday, May 19, 2007

New Orleans Among Top 25 Cities For Up-an-Comers

If you're a professional with a truly entrepreneurial spirit--brave, passionate, willing to take risks and try something new--then post federal flood New Orleans is where you should be. I'm glad to see that third parties can see that.

We're clearly not at our best right now, and yet we still outrank Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and a lot of other cities. Are we perfect? Of course not.

Our flaws are on display for all to see, but as citizens we are well aware of them, and an engaged citizenry--many for the first time--are confronting them. Our educational system is all flux and ferment, an overwhelmingly positive development after years of decline, corruption, and then stasis. Our criminal justice system is responding to the pressure and observation of intelligent critics. Our political system features new players and new alliances.

As I've said before, the Times-Picayune's job listings are more fluid, dynamic, and interesting than they have been in years.

If you are a TRUE entrepreneur--not an armchair one who wants to land in a dull, faceless suburb on steroids--you need to come join us for the fight and the party of your life.

With all of the money and work in our neighborhoods in the coming years, New Orleans will need more contractors and skilled laborers. If you come now and are willing to work hard, you can make a great living.

Contrast the prospect of coming to a Top 25 city with being an American contractor in Iraq, where 146 of them were killed in the first three months of this year. You can make history here, or you can be history there. Your choice.

7 comments:

Leigh C. said...

"Moreover, the ranking by Worldwide ERC, a relocation association, and Primacy Relocation, a firm that assists professionals on the move, places the New Orleans area in the wrong population category, the 1.25 million-and-greater class."

Uh...oops?

saintseester said...

I really hope NOLA attracts some more wonderful people. But ain't a one of 'em going to build a deck like mine.

Mr. Clio said...

Well, Leigh, if you consider the metro NOLA area, we actually have 1.3 million. So I don't think we're misrepresented in the large city category.

Mr. Clio said...

And, Seester, you're right: you set the standard for decks.

We got the Dome; you got the Deck.

When you gonna host a party?

saintseester said...

Memorial Day.

Leigh C. said...

Ohh, good. What a relief.

Leigh C. said...

About the population stats AND the party! ;-)