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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Business Information Sessions

Business Information Sessions to Begin October 23, 2014!

The Office of Economic Development will hold a series of business information sessions designed to connect local entrepreneurs and business owners with useful tools and resources. The fourth quarter series of business information sessions covering resources and opportunities available for business owners and entrepreneurs beginning on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Each council district will host one session, featuring a range of topics including doing business with local retailers and marketing. Business information sessions are free and open to the public.

“We’re pleased to offer these sessions as part of our ongoing efforts to support the development and growth of local businesses,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “When our businesses succeed, our economy strengthens, more residents gain jobs, and we grow the tax base that pays for essential city services.”

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

District B:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
5:30pm – 7:00pm
JOB1 Business and Career Solutions Center
3400 Tulane Ave., 2nd Floor, New Orleans, LA 70119


  • “Product Insurance” presented by Louisiana Department of Insurance
  • “Marketing” presented by Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC)

District C:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Federal City Auditorium
2485 Guadalcanal St, New Orleans, LA 70114


  • “Resource Fair” featuring Asian Chamber, French Chamber, Hispanic Chamber, New Orleans Chamber, Regional Black Chamber, LSBDC, Stay Local, Urban League, Operation HOPE, Good Work Network, etc.

District D:
Thursday, November 6, 2014
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Norman Mayer Library
3001 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70122


  • “Doing Business with Local Retailers” presented by Circle Food Store
  • “How to Get Your Product on Retailers' Shelves” presented by Whole Foods Market

District E:
Thursday, November 13, 2014
5:30pm – 7:00pm


  • “Incentives for Employers” presented by JOB1 Business & Career Solutions

District A:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Regional Transportation Management Center
10 Veterans Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124


  • “What You Need to Know About the Food and Drug Administration” presented by U.S. Food & Drug  Administration
  • “Accion Fresh Initiative” presented by Accion Louisiana

Residents or businesses owners can register here or contact Margrett Frazier in the Office of Economic Development at (504) 658-4237 or

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Last updated: 10/21/2014 10:11:37 AM

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