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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Business Information Sessions

Business Information Sessions to Begin July 31, 2014!

The Office of Economic Development will hold a series of business information sessions covering resources and opportunities available for business owners and entrepreneurs. The third quarter series of business information sessions covering resources and opportunities available for business owners and entrepreneurs beginning on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Each council district will host one session, featuring a range of topics including access to business opportunities, government contracts and vendor participation.

“These successful sessions continue to provide local entrepreneurs with the essential tools required to grow their business and in turn strengthen our local economy” said Mayor Landrieu.

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

District A:

Thursday, July 31, 2014
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Regional Transportation Management Center
10 Veterans Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124


  • “10,000 Small Businesses Initiative (Cohort 10 / Sept-Dec. 2014)” presented by Delgado Community College
  • “Small Business Lending” presented by TruFund Financial Services, Inc.

District B:

Thursday, August 7, 2014
5:30pm – 7:00pm
JOB1 Business and Career Solutions Center
3400 Tulane Ave., 2nd Floor, New Orleans, LA 70119


  • “New Orleans Fresh Food Retailer Initiative” presented by Hope Enterprise Corporation (HOPE)
  • “Kiva New Orleans” presented by Goodwork Network

District C:

Thursday, August 14, 2014
5:30pm – 7:00pm
New Orleans Healing Center, Café Istanbul
2372 St Claude Ave, #140, New Orleans, LA 70117


  • “TBA” presented by TBA
  • “Small Business Lending Fund” presented by First NBC Bank Holding Company

District D:

Rescheduled for Thursday, September 4, 2014
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Southern University at New Orleans/University Conference Center
6400 Press Drive @ Emmett W. Bashful Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70122


  • “Enterprise Zone, Quality Jobs, and Restoration Tax Abatement programs” presented by Louisiana Economic Development / Program Administrator Becky Lambert
  • “Louisiana Small Business Loan and Guaranty Program” presented by Louisiana Economic Development /

District E:

Thursday, August 28, 2014
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Joe W. Brown Recreation Center
5601 Read Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70127


  • “Services Provided” presented by Accion in Louisiana
  • “Services Provided” presented by A Shared Imitative, Inc. (ASII)

All sessions are open to the public and individuals can attend any or all sessions. To RSVP, participants can click here or contact Margrett Frazier at (504) 658-4237 or


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Last updated: 9/2/2014 4:54:25 PM

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