Putting the Fat in Fat Tuesday: A Visual Guide to Mardi Gras’ Impact on New Orleans’ Economy


Mardi Gras, perhaps the nation’s largest and oldest party, is a wild celebration of decadence and pleasure – as well as a huge contributor to the annual GDP of the historic city, New Orleans. As revelers fill the rooms and streets of the French Quarter and surrounding neighborhoods, they’re happy to spend their money on having fun.

Click “launch infographic” to discover the substantial economic impact of Mardi Gras on the New Orleans economy and how visitors are spending their cash.

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