Neighborhood-wide meetings: second monday of every month at Warren Easton Charter School: 3019 Canal Street at 6:30PM.

For Businesses

  • 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/.

Greater 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 GMCBA.

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.

If you have any of these needs, or would like more information, please contact us at info@mcno.org

We encourage businesses to join the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization and support the rebuilding of this historic neighborhood! Please join today!

Link: Greater Mid-City Business Association