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 Sunday, December 8 and 7:23am 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.
Downtown is the largest employment center in Louisiana with 62,000 jobs
New Orleans named the Coolest Start-up City in America Inc. Magazine
New Orleans named Major Market of the Year Southern Business and Development
Forbes.com ranks New Orleans #8 in Top Cities to Relocate Forbes.com
New Orleans Tourism Breaks Record in 2011 with 8.75 Million Visitors University of New Orleans Hospitality Research Center
Downtown's population has doubled in the past 10 years to 5,100 residents. It is expected to double again by 2020.
Downtown is 1.2 walkable square miles
Downtown is at the center of 12 neighborhoods that are home to almost 40,000 residents with a strong income and education profile