Applications Open for Economic Development Ambassador Program

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Business Alliance announced on Monday, Feb. 25, that applications are open for the Spring 2019 Economic Development Ambassador Program. Details were shared in a press release.

Geared for experienced professionals employed across the New Orleans economy who want to learn what drives the New Orleans economy and how it grows, the seven-week program immerses participants in the behind-the-scenes world of economic development.

“Economic development affects the economic security of each resident of our city. The Economic Development Ambassador Program enables talented and committed professionals to learn about challenges to the city’s economic growth and help us identify solutions to some of our city’s most critical obstacles to sustained upward economic growth,” said Quentin Messer, Jr., president and CEO of the New Orleans Business Alliance. “Through a shared learning experience, the ambassadors become well-informed advocates for the city’s economy with knowledge of the city’s many strengths and economic assets.”

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Qualified participants are selected based on professional acumen, their demonstration of a commitment to New Orleans, community involvement, and alignment with the New Orleans Business Alliance’s mission. Our goal is to position New Orleans as a great American city that welcomes business investment while striving to improve the quality of life and economic security of all New Orleanians. 

Each week participants meet at different locations throughout the city to discuss topics driving equitable economic growth. Guest speakers and experts represent industry, tech, real estate, small business, workforce development, and more.

Participants also attend behind-the-scenes tours of some of New Orleans’ major assets. Previous cohorts, for example, toured the Port of New Orleans and the World War II Museum.

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Upon graduation, Ambassadors join the Economic Development Ambassador Alumnus Group of over 130 graduates. 

The Program will run each Wednesday from April 24 to June 5, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dinner is included at each session. Interested candidates can learn more and apply here. The application deadline is March 22, 2019

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