Building New Orleans: The New Orleans Business and Industrial
Formerly known as A-MID (the Almonaster-Michoud Industrial District), this 7,000 acre industrial
park in eastern New Orleans is home to several large manufacturing plants; city government is
working hard to attract additional industries to the area. Since 1979, the city has invested over $39
million in the development of the district's infrastructure. Over the next twenty years, new
development in the district is expected to generate $725 million in spending for the local
The Chrysler Plant at
Michoud, early 1950s. Originally built during World War II by Andrew Jackson Higgins, the
structure is now part of the Lockheed Martin Manned Space Center, the largest employer in the
From the "Welcome to
AMID" brochure, 1984.
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