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Feds pour funds into the Big Easy

A stimulus bill trial-run has been underway in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina destroyed most of its infrastructure in August 2005.

New Orleans has a 5.3 percent unemployment rate compared with the national average of 8.1 percent.

After $51 billions dollars was injected into the local economy, big building projects began the economy in New Orleans is as one resident put it, "normal."

According to the Star Tribune, there is an ongoing demand for renovations as residents move back to the city.