Fox News: New Orleans artists struggle to survive as coronavirus causes tourism dip

Peter Ricchiuti

Peter Ricchiuti, senior professor of practice and founder of the Freeman School's Burkenroad Reports program, was interviewed by Fox News for a story about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on New Orleans.

“I don’t think any city in the country is more vulnerable to what we’ve gone through, when you look at how we make our money in hospitality, and restaurants, live music and festivals,” Ricchiuti said. “The real problem for the city itself is it punched a big hole in the budget. These are sale taxes that aren’t coming in. A very difficult situation.”

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