NOLA Bouncing Back

New Orleans has something else to boast about besides hosting the Super Bowl this weekend. Recent job growth, economic output and rising home prices puts it at the top of the list of major metropolitan areas (including Silicon Valley) surveyed by the Brookings Institution. Forbes magazine calls the surrounding state of Louisiana "America's new frontier for business opportunity." Redwood City, Calif.-based Electronic Arts is scheduled to open a $30 million digital media center as early as this week at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

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