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New Orleans, Louisiana
The Adams and Reese partnership to engage in the general practice of law formed in New Orleans in 1951. As one of the top tourist cities in the United States, New Orleans is home to the world-renowned French Quarter, Creole Cuisine and the birthplace of jazz. New Orleans is located on the banks of the Mississippi River, approximately 100 miles upriver from the Gulf of Mexico. The Port of New Orleans is one of the largest and busiest ports of the world and enables the city to be at the economic center of the maritime industry. New Orleans also accounts for a significant portion of the nation's oil refining and petrochemical production, and serves as a corporate base for onshore and offshore petroleum and natural gas production.
In 2015, New Orleans was named the No. 2 city in the U.S. and Canada in the Travel + Leisure’s "World’s Best Awards 2015" readers’ survey with the article stating, "A decade after Katrina, New Orleans hasn't just rebuilt and regrouped, it’s become a new kind of place altogether — one where dreamers and doers of every stripe are bringing the city back." The designation as a “World’s Best City” is New Orleans’ most recent accomplishment in a string of accolades including one of The New York Times’ “52 Places to Go in 2015,” the No. 1 “U.S. City for Business Travelers” by Condé Nast Traveler.
In 2002, Louisiana began offering tax incentives for film and television production which led to a substantial increase in the number of films shot in the New Orleans area and brought the nickname "Hollywood South." Films which have been filmed or produced in and around New Orleans. In 2006, work began on the Louisiana Film and Television studio complex, and the state began to offer similar tax incentives for music and theater productions in 2007, leading many to begin referring to New Orleans as "Broadway South."
The economic viability of New Orleans can be found in the city's tourism as New Orleans has several major tourist attractions, including the French Quarter, Bourbon Street and Canal Street, containing popular hotels, bars, and nightclubs, and historic sites such as Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral and the French Market. New Orleans is also home to tourist-favorite Mardi Gras, a celebration once a year in February or March with parades, food and fun for two weeks lasting until the last Tuesday before Lent, which commences on Ash Wednesday. The largest of the city's many music festivals is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, also known as Jazz Fest, featuring music, food, arts, and crafts. Along with Jazz Fest, New Orleans' other festivals include Voodoo Fest, Essence Music Festival, Southern Decadence and the Tennessee Williams/ New Orleans Literary Festival.
New Orleans is world-famous for its food with some of the best restaurants and chefs in the nation cooking in the Big Easy. Unique specialties include beignets, Po-boys, muffulettas, boiled and fried seafood, red beans and rice, jambalaya, étouffée, gumbo and other Creole dishes. New Orleans' unique musical heritage was born in its pre-American and early American days from a unique blending of European instruments with African rhythms. The city gave birth to jazz and soon, brass bands formed, gaining popular attraction that still holds today. New Orleans is home to famous jazz musician Louis Armstrong and rock-n-roll legend Fats Domino.
New Orleans is a great place to work, and to live and enjoy.
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