Technology is so integrated with all industries these days that tech companies can locate almost anywhere. New Orleans is pushing its advantages.
Flood protection uses construction techniques developed by the oil industry. Coastal protection in Louisiana grows into an export industry.
For the next month, it's open season on wild alligators in the Bayou State, and it's big business for hunters and luxury fashion houses like Hermes and Gucci.
Gulf Coast insurance premiums have skyrocketed in recent years, and homeowners advocates say they're seeing people at risk of going into foreclosure because they can't afford their mortgage plus their insurance.