Next Mayor's Office Of Economic Development Business Information Session To Take Place Wednesday

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Economic Development is hosting a series of Business Information Sessions designed to connect local entrepreneurs and business owners with useful tools and resources to grow their businesses.

         “These quarterly sessions are key to helping our local business owners and entrepreneurs thrive,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “When our businesses succeed, our economy gets stronger, more residents gain jobs and we grow the tax base that pays for essential City services.”

         City reps said these sessions allow interested entrepreneurs and business owners to learn more about business opportunities. One session will take place in each City Council district.

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         All are open to the public, and individuals can attend any or all sessions.

         A list of remaining dates and locations include:


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District B

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Good Work Network, Franz Conference Room

2022 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.,

New Orleans, LA  70113


• “BuildNOLA, a training program to prepare local small and disadvantaged businesses to more effectively compete for public and private contracts. The program will expand the city’s pool of competitive and qualified bidders and maximize contracting opportunities for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) “presented by City of New Orleans Office of Supplier Diversity

• “Loan Programs Business Resource Capital presented by Regional Loan Corporation


District C

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Treme Recreation Center Multipurpose Room

900 N. Villere St.

New Orleans, LA  70116


• “Conquering Your Personal Finances Before Venturing Out ‘5 steps to getting your finances in order before starting your new business’” presented by Dillard University School of Business/ Kemberley Washington, CPA

• “Small Business Lending "financing and business services to small businesses that cannot access affordable financing through traditional sources" presented by TruFund Financial Services, Inc.


District D

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Norman Mayer Branch Library

3001 Gentilly Blvd.

New Orleans, LA  70122


• “LA Dept. of Ins. Managing Risks For Your Business” presented by Louisiana Department of Insurance the Division of Diversity & Opportunity

• “Responsive and Quality Business Support Services to Help Your Business Succeed” presented by Lift Fund


District E

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

East New Orleans Public Library

5641 Read Blvd.

New Orleans, LA  70127


• “The Mobilization Fund” presented by NewCorp, Inc.

• “Leveraging, Investment and Technical Assistance Activities on the Development of Small Businesses (Fresh Food Retailer Initiative & Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business) ” presented by Hope Enterprise Corporation (HOPE)


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