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Should we create a LA & MS forum?  

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  1. 1. Should we create a LA & MS forum?

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There seem to be a few new people from Louisiana and Mississippi posting here, so i just wanted to see what the interest level would be for an LA-MS subforum.

There are many new developments going on in LA and MS(mostly condos and casinos :D) and the population in manny of the metro areas is increasing. So there would be plenty to discuss...

Not sure if this will work..but its worth a try

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There seem to be a few new people from Louisiana and Mississippi posting here, so i just wanted to see what the interest level would be for an LA-MS subforum.

There are many new developments going on in LA and MS(mostly condos and casinos

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As someone who lives in New Orleans, I would like to see it...I would contribute. New Orleans is one of the largest cities in the South and it is a vital river hub for the entire United States. It's home to over 1.4 million people in the metro area and another 1.5 million in another ring just outside of the metro area. We are also entering a period of significant growth and development in New Orleans and almost daily we are hearing of new developments and various towers in the Greater New Orleans area. I'd like to see us have a forum.

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Ok I attached a poll to the topic.  Please vote too.

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Well, hmm . . . . I see all four who posted here voted for the proposition.

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I got the impression in the past that the moderators preferred the states have their own forums and not shared. I don't know if Mississippi has enough demand for a forum. But I did think it was odd that Louisiana, or more to the fact, New Orleans didn't seem to have enough demand for their own forum. I have no problem with it. The Alabama forum seems to be doing okay. I'm not sure if you could say the same for Oklahoma's. I guess it might depend on if the moderators thought some of the newer forums were successful enough that some of the other states could use their own.

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I'm certainly for an LA forum. I wonder if MS has enough support, though...you don't see too many Mississippi forumers around. The same is true for Mississippi-related threads (excluding maybe a few involving Memphis, but those are in the Tennessee section).

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I'm certainly for an LA forum. I wonder if MS has enough support, though...you don't see too many Mississippi forumers around. The same is true for Mississippi-related threads (excluding maybe a few involving Memphis, but those are in the Tennessee section).

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I agree, I'm not sure if there is any demand for a Mississippi forum. About the only time it seems mentioned is when you're talking about the southern metro area of Memphis. I may not have seen a huge amount of topics dealing with Louisiana as a whole, I have seen a lot of mention about New Orleans. You'd think you could have a Louisiana forum just for New Orleans.

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7 people for it in the first couple of days after its posting...most impressive. Seems as if this deserves to be a forum of some sort.

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I would love to see at least a Louisiana forum. I pushed hard for it during the debate for the Arkansas forum, but we didn't have enough forumers or news coming out of the state to start one up at the time.

I don't think anyone is opposed to one, so my advice would be to start posting more threads about projects and urban events in the state and I'm sure a Louisiana forum would srpout up, soon after.

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We should start looking for old Lousisana threads then (project lists, photos,. etc.) then, is that what you're saying?

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Well i had posted a thread about new developments and the condo market in N.O.

It it on the 2nd page of threads

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Well you guys said it would help to post aboutwhat is going on in LA, so here we go..

1.New Orleans-Condo Market BOOMING, two new towers have been planned for New Orleans, one being proposed as 850ft and the other at 950ft. The developers are in a height battle because they both want their building to be the tallest building in N.O. (the current tallest is One Shell Square at 697ft.)

2.Baton Rouge-The importance of Baton Rouge to the country is growing significantly, the amount of international tonnage in the Port of Baton Rouge continues to increase. It is know one of the busiest inland ports in the country.

3.Lafayette-Construction is slated to begin soon on a massive extention of I-49 from Lafayette to New Orleans.(I-49 in Louisiana currently runs from Shreveport to Lafayette)

The project will take I-49 through Houma, LA and many mid-size cities south of New Orleans, and it will cross the Mississippi River over the Crescent City Connection and run into I-10 on the NE side of N.O. The plan is called "I-49 South" and it is supposed to drastically reduce traffic on I-10 from Lafayette to New Orleans. Here is the link to the official site

4. Shreveport-Shreveport recently recieved 200 million dollars under the federal highway bill, the money will be used to complete the I-49 expansion from Shreveport to the Arkansas border, and to add on to the "beltway" running around Shreveport and Bossier City.

5. Baton Rouge-According to censusscope.org,The Baton Rouge metro area has had a nearly 15% gain in population since 1990, and the CSA is now up to nearly 800,000 people, the city has increased in population from 217,000 to 227,000 since 1990.

6. New Orleans-New Orleans ranked first in the nation in personal income growth,

and had an overall gain in jobs(for the first time in many many years)

Shreveport ranked second on the list.

Personal Income Growth

2000s (2000-2003)

Fastest growth

New Orleans

Shreveport, La.

Columbus, Ga. <<from biz journals.com full article

Montgomery, Ala.

Fayetteville, N.C.

El Paso, Texas

Charleston, W.Va.

South Bend, Ind.

Anchorage

McAllen, Texas

Hope that gives you an idea that there alot of things going on in New Orleans and throughout the entire state of Louisiana.

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Any more news on this? As far as the New Orleans forumers go, don't be shy. The more vocal you guys are about this the more likely you will get a subforum. Some of us Arkies had to keep talking about it a while before we got our own forum. :D

Which has been doing pretty well in case some of you haven't checked it out yet.

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Any more news on this?  As far as the New Orleans forumers go, don't be shy.  The more vocal you guys are about this the more likely you will get a subforum.  Some of us Arkies had to keep talking about it a while before we got our own forum.  :D

Which has been doing pretty well in case some of you haven't checked it out yet.

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boo yah. :D

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