Business Services & Resources

The City of New Orleans recognizes the vital role businesses play in driving the local economy and enhancing the quality of life for its residents. As part of our mission to foster economic growth and development, we actively seek partnerships with qualified projects looking to expand or relocate within Orleans Parish. Our goal is to provide tailored, competitive incentive offers that match each project's unique needs, ensuring a mutually beneficial collaboration.

To support entrepreneurs in starting and growing their businesses, the City of New Orleans offers a comprehensive suite of business development programs and initiatives, including:

1. Local Initiatives

  • Small Business Assistance
  • Workforce Development Programs
  • Minority and Women-Owned Business Support

2. Tax Incentive Programs

  • New Market Tax Credits
  • Restoration Tax Abatement
  • Enterprise Zone Program

3. Other Business Resources

  • Business Incubators and Accelerators
  • Financing Options
  • Networking and Mentorship Opportunities

4. Help with Your Business

  • Business Permitting and Licensing
  • Regulatory Compliance Support

5. Guide to Doing Business in New Orleans

  • Starting a Business
  • Growing Your Business
  • Navigating City Resources

By offering this array of services and resources, the City of New Orleans demonstrates its commitment to creating a thriving, business-friendly environment that encourages innovation, job creation, and economic prosperity. We invite you to explore the various programs and initiatives available and discover how we can help your business succeed in New Orleans.

For more information on how the City of New Orleans can support your business, please contact our Economic Development team at (504) 658-4904. 

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Office of Economic Development

(504) 658-4904 (504) 658-4918
1300 Perdido Suite 1800 New Orleans, LA 70112