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Saturday, July 16, 2011


Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City’s Office of Economic Development will host a series of Business Information Sessions featuring information, resources and opportunities helpful for business owners and entrepreneurs, with a meeting to be held in each City Council district.

“The success of our local small businesses is key to the strengthening of our economy and our city’s recovery,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “The goal of these information sessions is to connect entrepreneurs and small business owners to technical assistance providers and financial resources that will enable them to start or grow their businesses.”

Several City departments and external partners will participate in the sessions including
- The NOLA Business Alliance, who will speak to overall economic development efforts including luring large and retail businesses to the City. T
- The Office of Supplier Diversity will address the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program.
-The Office of Cultural Economy will answer questions about permitting and incentives offered within cultural districts.
- Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program will explain their educational program, which recently graduated its first class of 30 small business owners.
- The Small Business Administration will provide information on the resources and support they can provide.
JOB1 Business and Career Solutions, who will answer questions regarding training opportunities and incentive programs they offer.
- The New Orleans Fresh Food Retailer Initiative will discuss their efforts to increase access to fresh foods in traditionally underserved neighborhoods in the City in addition to providing quality employment opportunities and serving as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization.
- The World Trade Center will answer questions regarding importing and exporting.

District A Meeting will be held
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public
Thursday, July 28, 2011
JOB1, 3400 Tulane Avenue  (Tulane @ Jeff Davis)

Residents or businesses seeking additional information should contact Margaret Frazier, Office of Economic Development at 504-658-4237 or

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