Tuesday, October 25, 2005


New Orleans opens one-stop business recovery center

The City of New Orleans Office of Economic Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on October 21 announced the opening of a Business Recovery Center to support the reestablishment of New Orleans businesses. "This center will provide businesses with a one-stop experience to address all of their needs," said Don Hutchinson, Director of Economic Development for New Orleans.

The Center is located at One Canal Place, 365 Canal St., Suite 1050, and provides extensive services to businesses damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Business owners can visit the center daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to access assistance from the City, the SBA, the Louisiana Department of Economic Development and Louisiana Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs).
Businesses can also contact the Center at (504) 589-6685. Representatives are on hand from City of New Orleans offices, including Economic Development, Job 1, Neighborhood 1 (the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development), Safety and Permits and Revenue. In addition, Entergy, the Small Business Development Center, Good Work Network, and the Department of Occupational Licenses, local banks, and other private institutions also are available to help assist local business owners with their immediate needs.

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