November 15th, 2013
As the $6.5 million improvement construction continues in the greater downtown area, we would like you to know that the Julia Street businesses are open and encourage you to visit them. read more
It’s Friday, October 24 and 8:29am in Downtown New Orleans.
On Tuesday, March 19, five startup enterprises will make their best "pitch" at the inaugural "Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch" presented by the Downtown Development District. The competition is part of the New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, scheduled for Saturday, March 16-Friday, March 22.
The DDD and its partners, including Corporate Realty, Jones Walker, Postlethwaite & Netterville APAC, Creative Alliance of New Orleans (CANO), Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation (LCEF), Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix, LLP and Wisznia & Associates, will award a prize package of seed capital and pro bono legal, accounting, PR, and real estate services valued at $25,000.
"Downtown New Orleans is fast becoming a hub of creativity and entrepreneurship, and the DDD wants to foster an environment for artists and innovative businesses to grow and prosper," said President & CEO Kurt Weigle. "This competition is an opportunity to help an arts-based business move forward."
Space is limited, please register HERE to attend the completion.
"The transformation that's taking place in New Orleans both socially and economically is stunning." World Trade 100 Magazine
New Orleans named Major Market of the Year Southern Business and Development
Downtown is home to several public parks, include Lafayette Square, Mississippi River Heritage Park and Duncan Plaza
New Orleans ranked #1 Most Improved on "Best Cities for Business" Wall Street Journal Marketwatch
Sporting and cultural events attract 2.5 million visitors Downtown each year
Downtown's Arts District is home to 18 art galleries and 5 museums.
New Orleans Tourism Breaks Record in 2011 with 8.75 Million Visitors University of New Orleans Hospitality Research Center
Downtown is 1.2 walkable square miles