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, December 19 and 7:33am 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.
Looking for a place to live? There are 2,875 residential units Downtown and even more in the pipeline.
Downtown's Arts District is home to 18 art galleries and 5 museums.
Hungry? There are 176 restaurants and 32 sidewalk cafes in Downtown New Orleans
Sporting and cultural events attract 2.5 million visitors Downtown each year
New Orleans is #1 Top City for Young Entrepreneurs 2011 Under30CEO.com
Downtown's population has doubled in the past 10 years to 5,100 residents. It is expected to double again by 2020.
Louisiana ranked #1 State of the Year Southern Business & Development
New Orleans ranked #2 employment market in the country Manpower