Next City Vanguards Arrive in New Orleans for “Experiential” Conference

NEW ORLEANSThe Vanguard Conference kicks off this week for what will be one of the most unique conferences to ever visit the City. Co-sponsored by the New Orleans Business Alliance, the “experiential” conference is focused on “Equity as a Growth Strategy” and places New Orleans at the center of thought-leadership on key issues facing U.S. cities.

Starting Thursday morning, more than 40 urban experts from around the world will walk and bicycle throughout New Orleans and view key city assets and achievements, including the Claiborne Corridor Cultural Innovation District, while addressing urban development and challenges.

The Vanguards will discuss urban development plans for the Claiborne Corridor. Picture from Instagram: @CID_NOLA.

Public Reception/“The Big Idea”: The public is invited to a free reception and Big Idea Workshop presentations where Vanguards tackle key issues facing NOLA such as economic development, housing affordability, cultural preservation, transportation, environmental sustainability and healthy neighborhoods.

The reception will be held at the Ashe’ Power House Theatre (1731 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70113) on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 6:00pm-8:30pm.  Attendees should RSVP here.

One of only 70 Accredited Economic Development Organizations worldwide, the New Orleans Business Alliance is the official economic development organization for New Orleans. Formed in 2010, the public-private partnership is focused on inclusive, holistic economic development. NOLABA works to attract new business to New Orleans, grow existing businesses, and revitalize neighborhoods while facilitating comprehensive workforce development programs beneficial for jobseekers and employers. By pursuing an inclusive strategy, all New Orleanians will have enhanced economic security.

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