Office of Econ. Dev. – Business Info Sessions 8/3 – 8/31


July 28, 2016

Contact: Hayne Rainey
For Media Inquiries Only
(504) 658-4945

Mayor Landrieu’s Office of Economic Development to Host Business Information Sessions

NEW ORLEANS — On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 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 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.”


These sessions allow interested entrepreneurs and business owners to learn more about business opportunities. One session will take place in each City Council district. All are open to the public, and individuals can attend any or all sessions.


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


District A:
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Regional Transportation Management Center
10 Veterans Memorial Blvd., New Orleans, La. 70124

 “Louisiana Small Business Loan & Guaranty Program” & “LED Small Business Resources and Other Incentives” presented by Louisiana Economic Development

District B:
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
JOB1 Business and Career Solutions, 2nd Floor Conference Room
3400 Tulane Ave., New Orleans, La. 70119


  •  “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 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 byTruFund Financial Services, Inc.

District D:
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 3 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 Minority Affairs, Office of the Commissioner
  • “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 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 & Godman Sachs 10,000 Small Business) ” presented by Hope Enterprise Corporation (HOPE)


To RSVP, residents or business owners can click here or contact Margrett O. Magee in the Office of Economic Development at (504) 658-4237 /

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Margrett O. Magee
Business Services Manager
Mayor’s Office of Economic Development|City of New Orleans
1340 Poydras Street| Suite 1000 | New Orleans, LA 70112
504.658.4237 (o) | 504.658.4238 (f) |