I definitely agree with Billy’s idea of having large business headquarters in New Orleans will economically improve the region because of the generation a new jobs and mainly because it will attract more large business to move their headquarters into New Orleans. I would say that for any manufacturer the idea of having enough access roads to receive its row materials and to send its final goods to the rest of the country or any destiny, will be an important issue and a key factor when it will make the final decision to move its headquarter somewhere else. The port, rail roads, highways, and the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean make of New Orleans and Louisiana a strategic place to any exporter manufacturer and promoting this New Orleans’ competitive advantages would be a good point to start with. – Ricardo –