StayLocal

StayLocal is Greater New Orleans' Independent Business Alliance.

We are devoted to raising the visibility and viability of the locally owned, independent New Orleans businesses because we believe that independent businesses are the backbone of the city’s culture, economy and character.

About StayLocal

StayLocal around New Orleans

A project of the Urban Conservancy, StayLocal is the Greater New Orleans Independent Business Alliance. We are a city-wide initiative for creating a strong economy based on locally owned and operated business. StayLocal encourages consumers to shop locally while helping independent businesses compete effectively.

We are devoted to raising the visibility and viability of the locally owned, independent New Orleans businesses because we believe that New Orleans’ independent businesses are the backbone of the city’s culture, economy and character. Read more >

Are you a local business? Join our Krewe! 

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Independent America-Rising from Ruins

Rising from Ruins tells the story of how New Orleans’ local businesses led the city’s recovery post-Katrina. The film is also about The Urban Conservancy’s mission to create a strong network of independent businesses through its StayLocal project.

 


Why Join StayLocal? Ask Our Members!

StayLocal members Canoe and Trail Adventures, Travel Central, and Zeus’ Rescues tell us why they choose to support us and what the organization means to them.


The Importance of Buying Local

Stay Local! is a city-wide initiative for creating strong economies based on locally owned and operated businesses. They encourage consumers to shop locally and help independent businesses compete more effectively. 

 

 

 

 

Update 2

Nov 2018

We’ve been here in New Orleans for 300 years. We wouldn’t still be here if we didn’t have the ability to adapt. But we don’t like change. We still reminisce about long-closed drugstores, bakeries, and supermarkets. And, 300 years later, we’re still on the brink of flooding when it rains for an hour.

The Urban Conservancy is on both sides of this street. They want to keep things as they are, and they want change. They want you to support your local small retailer, and they want you to bust up the concrete in your yard and make a garden to help stop street flooding.

Listen here!

Update 1

Dec 2016

Our local business owners are integral investors in our city’s economic engine, from the tax base to philanthropy to job creation. Their success depends on the wise management of our city’s built and natural assets.  UC Director Dana Eness shares her thoughts here.