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Adrian Long

NOLA #1 for "Brainpower" in the USA

NOLA #1 for
Posted April 4th, 2014 @ 9:45am

Forbes has ranked Greater New Orleans tied for first in America for growth in college grads from 2007 – 2012, earning the title #1 "Brainpower City" in the USA.  The New Orleans metro gained 44,000 grads from 2007 to 2012, a 20.3% increase, nearly double the national average of 10.9%.  The author of the article, Joel Kotkin, explains that Greater New Orleans is the leader of a broader national trend:  "Unable to afford to settle long-term in traditional “brain centers,” educated people are increasingly looking for places that have strong economies but also many of the cultural and natural amenities associated with the traditional meccas for the educated.”



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