Here are Seven Cities That Have Caught Start-Up Fever
4. New Orleans
Aggressive tax incentives, aimed at attracting film crews, have made Louisiana the third-biggest film-production state in the country, behind California and New York. Digital media and software development are on the rise, too. Social entrepreneurs looking for opportunities for profit and for doing good are poised to make a splash, as they have with Drop the Chalk, an educational software platform created by a veteran of the dysfunctional post-Katrina New Orleans public-school system.