Brenda Canada, New Orleans Business Alliance Vice President of Retail Attraction, Development and Strategy, wrote this article for Southeast Real Estate Business in October 2016 after Magnolia Marketplace opened in Central City:
Economic development matters to New Orleans because more businesses lead to greater economic security for more people. NOLABA kicked off 2017 by putting together a proposal for a major Bio & Health Services Innovation business development prospect on an extremely tight deadline.
Entrepreneurs from around the country are invited to experience New Orleans' startup community by applying for the second annual IDEAtour.
UPDATED: Application deadline has been extended to Feb. 10 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
The New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) announced its economic development achievements for 2016 with highlights including launching new efforts to develop the Bio & Health Services Innovation industry cluster, creating more opportunities for small businesses and assisting entrepreneurs and young ventures already on the ground in Orleans Parish.