Building New Orleans: The New Orleans Business and Industrial District

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 economy.





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 District.









From the "Welcome to AMID" brochure, 1984.








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