Informative documents for consumers and businesses about the benefits of shopping locally.

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  • Guide to Doing Business in New Orleans

    This document is essential for every business owner in New Orleans! Details, facts, resources and other vital information for doing business in NOLA lies within.

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  • Stay Local! Guide to Commerce & Culture Kit

    Rate sheet for the Urban Conservancy’s annual Stay Local! Guide to Commerce & Culture. This unique print guide is a supplement to featuring nearly 2,000 locally-owned businesses within the five-parish area.

  • October 13, 2009 Presentation to New Orleans City Council on Thinking Outside the Box

    October 13, 2009 Powerpoint presentation submitted before the New Orleans City Council Special Development Projects and Economic Development Committee on The Urban Conservancy’s latest study “Thinking Outside the Box: A Report on Independent Merchants and the Local Economy”:, measuring the economic impact of locally-owned businesses in the Greater New Orleans Area.

  • Local vs. Big Box Infographic

    The 2009 study of Magazine Street merchants, Thinking Outside the Box: A Report on Independent Merchants and the New Orleans Economy, shows that local retailers, when compared to leading chain competitors, generate twice the annual sales, recirculate revenue within the local economy at twice the rate, and on a per square foot basis, have four times the economic impact. The study was conducted by The Urban Conservancy in partnership with Civic Economics. Funding provided by blue moon fund, inc. and infographic created by five65 Design.

  • Friends of Lafitte Corridor Outreach Tool

    The long-term vision for the corridor is to develop a trail and park system that spans from the French Quarter to the Cemeteries. Immediate work will focus on securing right-of-way and constructing a trail and park corridor between Basin Street and Jeff Davis Boulevard.

  • Big Box Tool Kit provides a variety of tools to help citizens both beat the big boxes and chart a new course for economic development in their communities.

  • Planning Tools for Curbing Chains and Nurturing Homegrown Businesses

    Learn how small, independent businesses can prosper, when planners use the right tools to manage economic growth.