Frenchmen Street at Chartres
Stay Local! is about Culture. We understand that locally owned businesses form the cultural backbone of this city and its neighborhoods. They are what imbues the place with its aura of authenticity and a big part of why people want to live, work, eat and shop here.
Stay Local! is about Commerce. We understand the positive economic impact of keeping dollars circulating within the local economy.
Stay Local! is about Environment. A strong economy is a sustainable economy, and a sustainable economy is one with as many built-in local networks as possible. We want to make staying local with purchasing decisions as easy as possible for all consumers.
As important as the tourist and local retail shoppers are the local business owners themselves, who can purchase their supplies and equipment from local distributors and wholesalers. Our Directory is here to reinforce those many networks.
Not only do we educate New Orleanians about the importance of shopping locally; we also engage in advocacy efforts on behalf of locally owned businesses at the city, state, and federal levels.
Finally, there’s a lot to celebrate. This website is a celebration of what’s right about how business is done in New Orleans as well as a place to learn more about what can be done based on best practices from around the state, the nation, and the world.
There’s no time like the present to Stay Local! in New Orleans.