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Coverage of Stay Local! in the Media

Interview with the Project Coordinator at Stay Local!

St. Charles Avenue Magazine

January 8, 2014

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Did you know that, percentage-wise, New Orleans has more independent businesses than most American cities? From food to jewelry to music stores, New Orleans is filled with creative enterprises. With the help of Stay Local!, New Orleanians can locate nearby companies to meet almost every need.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Algiers Point Businesses Call for Swift Action to Restore Regular Ferry Service

Stay Local! Press Release

August 1, 2013

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Next Monday, August 5th, the public will have an opportunity to weigh in on the Regional Transit Authority’s proposed fare structure to fund the New Orleans ferry system going forward, and Algiers Point businesses say a decision to move forward on approving the fares and returning to an 18-hour schedule can’t come soon enough. 

 

Diversifying the New Orleans Economy

All Things Local Radio Show (Podcast)

August 1, 2013

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Can New Orleans diversify its economy? Yes! The experts are in studio to discuss the recent ProsperityNOLA plan, New Orleans’ economic development plan. Guests include Mark Moseley of the Lens, Mark Strella and Dana Eness of Stay Local!, and call-ins from representatives from Equity Endeavor.  Listen to a podcast of the show here

Growing Chains

NOLA Defender

August 1, 2013

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As Mid-City Market prepares for its grand opening, Thomas Mattera looks at the continuing debate about the virtues of chain-based development.

 

Local Businesses Ride Out the Storms

The Times-Picayune

September 1, 2012

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On the anxiety-ridden eve of a storm a couple years ago, I suddenly realized there was no alcohol in the house. New Orleanians will understand the magnitude of that oversight. The big-box stores had shut down, but a small local grocery was still open. The owner himself stood cheerfully behind the counter, ringing up purchases and promising not to go anywhere.

I stood in line for a bottle of something high-proof enough to treat snake bite. Then I got back in line for a lemon.

This came back to me earlier this week when I caught up with my friend Dana Eness as she battened down the hatches at her office with one eye on the hurricane reports. Dana is the executive director of the Urban Conservancy and Stay Local!, and a big advocate of our unique city and the special role that local commerce plays in it.

Stay Local! "Celebrate Your Independents" Gambit Ad July 2011

Gambit

July 13, 2011

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Check out the businesses using QR codes in this year’s ad. Cutting edge mom ‘n’ pops!

It's Time to Capture Online Sales Taxes

New Orleans CityBusiness

May 28, 2011

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Guest editorial by Dana Eness For the past several years, with the growth of online commerce, David Guidry has seen customers come into his stores, look over his merchandise and take advantage of his well-trained staff to help them make an informed purchasing decision. Then, they go online to purchase it from on out-of-state retailer that does not collect or remit sales tax.

Locals Have 4x Economic Impact Over Nationals

Main Street Cash Community Currency

November 25, 2009

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How much of a greater impact do local retailers have on nationals? The Urban Conservancy recently completed a study with Civic Economics to answer just that, called Thinking Outside the Box: A Report on Independent Merchants and the New Orleans Economy. Keep in mind this is just economics, and not considering the cultural impact on the local neighborhood. Read more

Locals Have 4x Economic Impact Over Nationals

Trust Is the Only Currency

November 25, 2009

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How much of a greater impact do local retailers have on nationals? The Urban Conservancy recently completed a study with Civic Economics to answer just that, called Thinking Outside the Box: A Report on Independent Merchants and the New Orleans Economy. Keep in mind this is just economics, and not considering the cultural impact on the local neighborhood. Read more

CoolTown Studios: Locals have 4x economic impact over nationals

Cinplify | Cincinnati News

November 25, 2009

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How much of a greater impact do local retailers have on nationals? The Urban Conservancy recently completed a study with Civic Economics to answer just that, called Thinking Outside the Box: A Report on Independent Merchants and the New Orleans Economy. Read more