Connecting People and Businesses to Opportunities

The Office of Economic Development will hold a series of business information sessions each quarter to connect local entrepreneurs and business owners with useful tools and resources. The first quarter series will begin on Wednesday, February 17.

Business information sessions are free and open to the public. The complete list of dates, locations, and topics can be found below.

District A:

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
1:30pm – 3:00pm
Lakeview Christian Center
5885 Fleur de Lis Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124


  • “Procedures to Become a Vendor in Future Special Events” presented by City of New Orleans One Stop Shop
  • “Things to Know Once You Receive a Special Event Occupational License” presented by City of New Orleans Bureau of Revenue

District B:

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
1:30pm – 3:00pm
JOB1 Business and Career Solutions, 2nd Floor Conference Room
3400 Tulane Ave. 2nd Floor, New Orleans, LA 70119


  • “Jazz in the Park Business Opportunities” presented by People United for Armstrong Park
  • “2017 BUKU Music & Art Project Business Opportunities” presented by Winter Circle Productions / AEG Live Gulf Coast

District C:

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
1:30pm – 3:00pm
Treme Recreation Center Multipurpose Room
900 N. Villere St., New Orleans, LA 70116


  • “New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Crescent City Blues Festival Business Opportunities” presented by New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Inc. 

District D:

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
1:30pm – 3:00pm
Dillard University Office of Community Relations, DUICEF Building, Rm 207
2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70122


  • “ESSENCE Festival Business Opportunities” presented by  Montana Productions, LLC 
  • “Wednesdays at the Square Business Opportunities” oresented by Young Leadership Council

District E:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
1:30pm – 3:00pm
Joe W. Brown Recreation Center
5601 Read Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70127


  • “Bayou Boogaloo Festival Business Opportunities” presented by Mothership Foundation / Bayou Boogaloo
  • “Freret Street Market & Festival Business Opportunities” presented by Freret Street Market & Festival 

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