Mayor Landrieu’s Office Of Economic Development To Host Q3 Business Information Sessions

NEW ORLEANS — Starting Wednesday, Aug. 2, 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 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.”

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         The Business Information Sessions include:

 

District A:

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Wednesday, Aug. 2

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Regional Transportation Management Center

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10 Veterans Memorial Blvd.

New Orleans, LA  70124

 

Topics:

“Doing Business with the City of New Orleans” presented by City of New Orleans Procurement Office/ Bureau of Purchasing

“Procurement Overview and Opportunities” presented by Division of Administration Office of State Procurement

 

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

 

Topics:

“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

 

Topics:

“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

 

Topics:

“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

 

Topics:

“Business Tax” presented by Internal Revenue Service

“Trade Services and Business Development” presented by World Trade Center New Orleans

 

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