Do you currently own a business in Mid-City?
Did you own a business in Mid-City pre-Katrina and would like to come back?
Are you a prospective business owner considering locating in Mid-City?
If you answered YES to any of these, then we want to hear from you!
MCNO’s Economic Development Committee
The Economic Development Committee of MCNO was formed as a result of the neighborhood planning process. Mid-City residents were clear that economic development was a key aspect of rebuilding this neighborhood.
Since its inception in June of 2006, the committee has been hard at work. Some of their accomplishments to date include:
Small Business Forum – this free event was held Nov 4, 2006 at City Park’s Botanical Garden. The event provided a one-stop-shop for Mid-City business owners to learn about grants, loans, tax incentives and business services that are available to them in post-Katrina New Orleans. Featured speakers and business fair representatives included local and state economic development agencies, nonprofits, banks and other resources.
Bring Endymion Home – this successful campaign highlighted to residents and City Council members the economic impact of the Endymion parade to Mid-City. This resulted in an ordinance to return Endymion to it’s Mid-City route in 2008 and for perpetuity.
Mid-City Neighborhood Guide – MCNO ED collaborated with StayLocal.org to design and print a full-color quad-fold neighborhood map and guide. The guide features 95 Mid-City businesses and several points of interest. It is currently available at any of the featured businesses, or online in .pdf format at http://www.staylocal.org/.
Mid-City Business Association – The Economic Development Committee formed the Mid-City Business Association in November 2006. Follow this link to find out more about the MCBA.
Some of our ongoing activities include:
- Work with owners of commercial property to return these properties to commerce
- Work to identify prospective businesses
- Help business owners identify suitable space to lease or purchase
- Work with commercial Developers to assure their plans are in concert with the published neighborhood plan.
- Work with new or returning businesses to publicize re-openings/grand openings.
- Broad Street Revitalization – MCNO ED has a representative participating in this revitalization project on behalf of the Mid-City Neighborhood. This project is a collaboration of all the historic neighborhoods that border Broad Street.
If you have any of these needs, or would like more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage businesses to join the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization and support the rebuilding of this historic neighborhood! Please join today!
To get involved today, Please join the Mid-City Business Discussion Group!