I am currently pursuing a Masters in Urban Studies, but have been considering switching to a M. in Urban and Regional Planning program with a concentration in Community and Economic development.
I live in New Orleans and staying in the city is a very high priority for me. It might sound like an stupid question, but does anyone know what the job prospects will be like in New Orleans in the next few years in Community/Economic Development? I have done a cursory search of jobs currently available in the area, and there don't seem to be very many. This was surprising to me - it seems to me that for obvious reasons all types of planning and development would be exploding in the region right now.