New Orleans Redevelopment Authority to Auction 110± Properties in Citywide Online-Only Auction

The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) is conducting another ONLINE-ONLY auction of 110± vacant lots and structures located citywide. Bidding for this auction will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 8:00 AM and end between 12:00 NOON and 6:00 PM on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. 

The auction is open to the public.  Anyone can register to bid on the properties.

The properties will sell “AS-IS, WHERE-IS” to the highest bidder. Properties are subject to a minimum bid price of $4,000 per property. There will be a virtual Buyers’ Seminar on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, beginning at 6:00 p.m. CT.  This event will be done virtually. Participants can join the Zoom meeting through this link: https://zoom.us/j/99124550272.

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New Orleans Business Alliance: Amazon Commits $150M to Empower Black Entrepreneurs

Amazon’s new Black Business Accelerator provides access to capital, business guidance,

mentorship, and marketing support to help Black business owners succeed as sellers in Amazon’s store.

 

Amazon is launching the Black Business Accelerator (BBA) to help build sustainable equity and growth for Black-owned businesses. The initiative—which explicitly targets barriers to access, opportunity, and advancement created by systemic racism across America—was created in partnership with our Black Employee Network and a coalition of strategic partners.

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Urban League of Louisiana works with Google to provide Black-owned Small Businesses with free Storefront Kits

Google is working with the Urban League of Louisiana on a pilot to provide Black-owned, small and medium-sized businesses with free Google Storefront Kits and other Google services. This initiative will support safer business environments for customers and employees of eligible businesses in response to COVID-19 safety measures. This pilot program will support Black-owned businesses operating storefronts, food trucks, commercial office spaces, or customer-accessible home offices across the state of Louisiana.

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