The Times-Picayune will host an online panel Tuesday to discuss the economy and key trends in the New Orleans area with leaders in tourism, construction, education and small business development.
The New Orleans Fall Economic Outlook Summit begins Sept. 13 at 8:30 a.m. and will be available on NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune social media channels.
Louisiana’s economic performance lagged the US for most of last year, hit by a slump in manufacturing and a slow rebound in tourism since the worst periods of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, rising violent crime and concerns about other quality of life issues have diminished residents’ opinion of the city’s direction.
But New Orleans business leaders are hopeful that an infusion of funding from federal COVID relief efforts and the infrastructure law will help fuel growth. And with events returning to the city, hotel owners and other businesses now expect a return of visitors through the remainder of 2022.