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5-year plan targets growth in New Orleans

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New Orleans officials have unveiled a five-year economic development plan targeting key industries, creating jobs and strengthening the economy through workforce training and support programs for small businesses.

The Times-Picayune reports the initiative, called ProsperityNOLA, was developed by a task force created by Mayor Mitch Landrieu in 2010. Its goal was to solicit ideas from business leaders and the public on how city government could aid job and business growth.

The mayor and the New Orleans Business Alliance, a public-private partnership, unveiled the plan Monday before a crowd of several hundred people at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

The plan targets five industries that officials say have the most opportunity for growth: advanced manufacturing, health sciences, creative digital media, sustainable industries and transportation and trade.

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