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Office of Economic Dev. to Host Business Information Sessions

posted May 3, 2013, 11:25 AM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb


On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Economic Development will kick off another series of Business Information Sessions designed to connect local entrepreneurs and business owners with useful tools and resources.

“We’re pleased to offer these sessions as part of our ongoing efforts to support the development and growth of local businesses,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu.  “When our businesses succeed, our economy strengthens, more residents gain jobs, and we grow the tax base that pays for essential city services.”

These sessions will allow interested business owners to learn more and ask questions about programs such as the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative and the New Orleans Small Business Assistance Fund, and services such as the City’s new One Stop Shop for licenses and permits.  One session will take place in each City Council district. All are open to the public and individuals can attend any or all sessions.

The complete list of dates and locations can be found below.

District A:

Wednesday May 1, 2013
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Robert E. Smith Library
6301 Canal Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70124


  • “Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative” presented by Delgado Community  College
  • “Guaranteed Loan Program, Bonding Program & Venture Capital Program” presented by SBA

District B:

Wednesday May 8, 2013
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Good Work Network
2028 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113


  • “Services Provided” presented by Good Work Network
  • “New Orleans Small Business Assistance Fund” presented by NewCorp Inc.

District C:

Thursday May 16, 2013
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Algiers Regional Library
3014 Holiday Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131


  • “Services Provided” presented by JOB1 Business and Career Solutions
  • “New Orleans Startup Fund” presented by Greater New Orleans Inc. (GNO, Inc.)

District D:

Wednesday May 22, 2013
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Small Business Development & Management Institute
Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO)
College of Business Building, Room 100
6801 Press Drive
New Orleans, LA 70126


  • “Services Provided” presented by City of New Orleans One Stop Shop

District E:

Wednesday May 29, 2013
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Lower 9th Ward Neighborhood Empowerment Network Association (NENA)
1123 Lamanche Street
New Orleans, LA 70117


  • “Services Provided” presented by Women's Business Resource & Entrepreneurship Center
  • “Lending 101” presented by Seedco Financial

To RSVP, residents or businesses owners can contact Margrett Frazier in the Office of Economic Development at (504) 658-4237 or