Mignon Francois remembers how she decided to start The Cupcake Collection in her Nashville, Tennessee, home nearly 10 years ago. Now, her business is thriving, and NOLABA helped her launch a popup shop at Roux Carré food incubator.
Economic development matters to New Orleans because business growth leads to greater economic security for more people. We continue our case studies with small business development. The city’s 27,000 small businesses are in many ways the heart and soul of the economy.
NOLABA has received a three-year, $375,000 grant by the Surdna Foundation to focus business expansion and retention efforts on the city’s small businesses. NOLABA has hired Lynnette White-Colin to lead these efforts as NOLABA’s inaugural director of small business ecosystem development.