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. Rising from Ruins is now available for free at Snag Films.
Check out this cool 90-second video, created by one of our StayLocal-listed businesses, DocNO Productions and featuring three other StayLocal entrepreneurs!
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