Vol. 37: Sparkling Buzzing Revitalized


The headlines tell the story: “New Orleans the Real Winner of Super Bowl XVVII,” “New Orleans Super Bowl Renaissance,” “New Orleans Celebrating More than Super Bowl.” This Super Bowl was about more than the NFL championship. As the media seemed to appreciate, it was the symbolic and practical reintroduction of New Orleans to the world.

A curious but trepidatious public, that too often still wondered “if they had rebuilt the French Quarter,” discovered a city that was not only rebuilt, but was thriving. “Sparkling,” “buzzing,” and “revitalized” were words heard over and over, a mantra of affirmation that seemed to make every New Orleanian beam with pride and redouble their effort to meet those heady expectations.

Super Bowl XVVII was a hard-earned triumph of imagination and will, two essential traits Greater New Orleans and Louisiana seems to have rediscovered in recent years. The result was on display last week, and The Wall Street Journal concluded: “New Orleans has come back better after Katrina.”

You can see more articles on Super Bowl XVVII below.

Michael Hecht
President and CEO
Greater New Orleans, Inc.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS

The Real Super Bowl Winner
The Wall Street Journal
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‘Super Gras’ a big score for New Orleans
CNN
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New Orleans is proud, ready for the Super Bowl, and will try to be nice to Roger Goodell
Yahoo Sports
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Super Bowl returns to New Orleans, post-Katrina
ESPN
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New Orleans aims for a perfect “10” as Super Bowl hosts
Reuters
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Super Bowl: Big Comeback for New Orleans
CNBC
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New Orleans’ Super Bowl Renaissance Positively Impacts Local Businesses
Forbes
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New Orleans’s Facelift, From Hand-Wringing to Happy Occasion
New York Times
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New Orleans celebrating more than Super Bowl
San Francisco Chronicle
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New Orleans is getting the Super Bowl luck Dallas never had
Dallas News
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Super Bowl XLVII tallied
The Advocate
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New Orleans touts its new status as a “brain magnet”
Fox 8
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Congratulations Baltimore, but New Orleans was the real winner of Super Bowl XLVII
Silicon Bayou News
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Super Bowl 2013 displays New Orleans’ economic rebirth: Letter from Michael Hecht
The Times-Picayune
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Sunday’s Super Bowl one of final chapters in Katrina recovery
WWL-TV
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Google Plus Hangout with Michael Hecht
BayouBuzz
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Also, special congratulations are owed to Jerry Bologna, JEDCO’s executive director, and Rod Miller, President and CEO of the New Orleans Business Alliance, winners in the economic development profession’s “40 Under 40” awards.