Business Information Sessions to be Hosted by City of New Orleans in May

A fourth round of business information sessions will be held throughout the month and hosted by Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Economic Development. The sessions will provide information, resources, and opportunities to help business owners and entrepreneurs. A meeting will be held in each City Council District.

“We are pleased to continue to offer this program to our local businesses,” said Mayor Landrieu. “The success of our local small businesses is key to strengthening our economy and recovery.”

Each session will focus on specific topics. Those interested can attend any and/or all sessions. All sessions will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. and are open to the public. The complete list of dates and locations are below and more information can be found at

District A:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
New Orleans Public Library, Robert E. Smith Branch
6301 Canal Blvd. (Meeting Room)

10,000 Small Businesses Program” presented by Delgado Community College and Alumni  

District B:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
JOB 1 Business and Career Solutions
3400 Tulane Avenue #183


“Louisiana Economic Development Resources to assist small business owners with growth and sustainability” presented by Louisiana Economic Development Entrepreneurial Services

“Services Provided” presented by Kiva New Orleans

“Innovation Loan Program- Financing for Equipment & Inventory Purchases rate as low as 4.5%, Kiva Loan and ASII Mircro Loan” presented by ASI Federal Credit Union and A Shared Initiative, Inc.

District C:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Delgado Community College West Bank Campus
2600 General Meyer Avenue, Building 1 Room 130


“New Orleans Fresh Food Retailer Initiative” presented by Community & Economic Development Hope Enterprise Corporation

“Services Provided” presented by Goodwork Network

District D:

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Franklin Avenue Baptist Church
2515 Franklin Avenue (Family Life Center #107)


“Services Provided” presented by Small Business Administration (SBA)

“Services Provided” presented by Idea Village

“Services Provided” presented by ACCION Louisiana

District E:

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology
1617 Caffin Avenue, (Cafeteria)


“Services Provided” presented by Seedco Financial

“Services Provided” presented by Women’s Business Resource & Entrepreneurship Center, Urban League New Orleans Services

Residents or businesses seeking additional information or to RSVP should contact Margrett Frazier in the Office of Economic Development at (504) 658-4237 or