Mayor Landrieu’s Office Of Economic Development To Host Business Information Session Tomorrow

NEW ORLEANS — Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Economic Development will host a Business Information Session tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 9, designed to connect local entrepreneurs and business owners with useful tools and resources to grow their businesses.
         These sessions allow interested entrepreneurs and business owners to learn more about business opportunities, city reps said. One session will take place in each City Council district. All are open to the public, and individuals can attend any or all sessions.
         “These sessions are key to creating a city where our local business owners and entrepreneurs thrive,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “New Orleans is the nation’s most immediate laboratory of innovation and change. We are at the forefront of the national movement embracing entrepreneurship. When our businesses succeed, our economy gets stronger and more residents have the opportunity to prosper.”
         The Business Information Sessions include:
District B:
Wednesday, Aug. 9
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ashé Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA  70113
“State and Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SLDBE) Program” presented by City of New Orleans Office of Supplier Diversity
“How to Do Business With The U.S. Small Business Administration” presented by U.S. Small Business Administration
District C:
Wednesday, Aug. 16
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Treme Recreation Center
900 N. Villere St.
New Orleans, LA  70116
“Small Business and DBE Programs” presented by RTA Small Business Development
“Business Development” presented by Greater New Orleans Inc., Regional Economic Development
District D:
Wednesday, Aug. 23
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Norman Mayer Branch Library
3001 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA  70122
“Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program and Procurement Opportunities” presented by Louisiana Department of Transportation (LADOTD)
“Business Tax” presented by Louisiana Department of Revenue
District E:
Wednesday, Aug. 30
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
New Orleans East Hospital Meeting Room
5620 Read Blvd.
New Orleans, LA  70127
“Business Tax” presented by Internal Revenue Service
“Trade Services and Business Development” presented by World Trade Center New Orleans
         Register here

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