New Orleans leads one of country’s biggest migration turnarounds


Don Ames


In a recent Forbes article, “Where Americans are Moving,” author Joel Kotkin writes that a “huge turnaround can be seen in New Orleans, which ranked a dismal 43rd (of 51) for 2000-09 as residents fled not only Katrina but a stagnant, low-wage, corruption-plagued economy. But in our 2010-11 ranking, the Crescent City surged to a respectable 16th, one of the biggest migration turnarounds in the country.”