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!
- The Urban Conservancy and StayLocal co-hosted a “Pathways to Participation” workshop focused on the 6 Conversations and Asset-Based Community Development. Learn more about the ABCD methodology here.
- Read our report, Thinking Outside the Big Box: A Report on Independent Merchants and the New Orleans Economy
- Learn more about shopping local and why it matters.
- Swing by an upcoming event.
- Find a local business.
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.