It was a major economic engine for all of metro New Orleans for more than 70 years.
Now, Avondale Shipyard prepares to close in 2013. Local professors are taking a look at what impact the closing will have on the region. UNO professors are teaming up with scholars from other local universities to conduct the study.
UNO anthropologist Steve Striffler spoke with the Eyewitness Morning News crew on Tuesday to discuss the project.