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Old 06-29-2007, 02:43 PM   #71
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:52 PM   #72
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But aren't most of the events that the Dome handles, there due to the size of the events? Large trade shows already have the massive Convention Center. Actually expanding that is being bandied about. Smaller events have the Baby Dome, and UNO stadium coming back online. The Convention Ctr in Kenner, also. Why spend a lot more money renting the Dome for smaller events, is where I'm going with this.

The Dome can host more larger Circus and Essence Fest type events, but this seems heavily dependent on the local economy being able to consistently shell out big money for Janet or Billy Joels out there capable of filling arenas. I could agree if Tulane were bringing in crowds during the fall, to help keep the Dome occupied.
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Well, to keep our existing dome in play, they would have to compromise on the location of those other events.
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Know what? We should've kicked Biloxi while they were down, and became Vegas South. We haven't shown any sort of penchant for luring business and jobs, so why not capitalize on our Sin City rep? That extra tourism revenue could've gone a long way towards helping solve our ills. Then, we could've diversified from there. No resistance about a new dome from me, then.
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:24 PM   #75
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Actually, I believe that has been discussed. Nagin had a casino plan. Setting up about 6 Casinos downtown sorta like a mini-Vegas or something to create revenue and bring jobs and tourism. Although, I believe it was shot down though by Blanco. But I am all on board with that idea.
Here's the plan anyway:


http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/10/07/new...nos/index.html
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of course she objected, why would she want to do anything to help with the recovery? There was no direct benefits for her. I think in theory it was a great idea but I dont think at the time we could really support casinos, at least that many. I know people still waiting on or fighting with their insurance co, fema and road home.

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I see 65% voted no, but this sounds good to me. When we first proposed casinos, I felt it would be best to have them all on one strip with water parks, etc. That would force people to spend at other businesses downtown. My other proposed site was along the lake.

NO has too many sights and cultural offerings going for her to be so raggy. Orlando and Vegas aren't like this. We should squeeze every nickle from hapless tourists, but send them off giddy and wanting to retrn. NO is at a crossroads.
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of course she objected, why would she want to do anything to help with the recovery? There was no direct benefits for her. I think in theory it was a great idea but I dont think at the time we could really support casinos, at least that many. I know people still waiting on or fighting with their insurance co, fema and road home.
The strip probably wouldn't even be completed yet, if approved back then. But we can still do it, since creating more good paying jobs would help lessen the blow of Katrina. Relatively low skill jobs but decent pay would keep young people out of trouble, and out of the heat. Many youngsters don't want to work in construction or offshore in that sun all day. I've done it, and it's no joke.

I'm going to look into how Vegas diversified, etc. We already have many family oriented sights to visit. Let's get back to basics. Sin. Any auto or steel plants we happen to bag would be great, but I'm not holding my breath. I see Dominion Oil this week joined the long list of HQs moving out of town.
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Know what? We should've kicked Biloxi while they were down, and became Vegas South. We haven't shown any sort of penchant for luring business and jobs, so why not capitalize on our Sin City rep? That extra tourism revenue could've gone a long way towards helping solve our ills. Then, we could've diversified from there. No resistance about a new dome from me, then.
That's what I'm talking about. NO needs more casinos. First, the tax revenue from them is ridiculous. Second, they bring in tourists by the thousands. Third, they create tons of well-paying jobs which means people are moving back to NO and making and spending more which means more tax revenues which means more money for schools, roads, sewers, housing and...wait for it....big fancy new stadiums. Oh, and then there are more big businesses that have the $$$ to buy the luxury boxes in the aforementioned big fancy new stadium.

You just can't tell me that the people of LA have some moral objections to more casinos in New Orleans. Seriously, if they were built, why would anyone living east of the MS ever go to Vegas again? Harrahs must be bank-rolling gov't officials to keep any competition out of NO.

On a side note: As a South MS native who now lives in Ala., I have to say that compared to Bob Rielly and Haley Barbour, Blanco didn't do jack*&^% in the wake of the storm. NO and LA are luck she's not running for re-election.

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Yep. We had the chance to be the home of Disneyland, but we now know our niche and limitations. This can be done. Even residents settled elsewhere come back to vsit their people. Jack them up,too. They come with money. Progress will attract new residents, and bring most back. NO has something for everyone. We just need focus.
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