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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Resilient Corridors Initiative Grant Applications Open for Small Businesses Due December 14, 2020

The City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) launched a $350,000 pilot program to support businesses and commercial corridors within Strategic Neighborhood Development focus neighborhoods (Gentilly, Treme, Algiers, New Orleans East, Lower 9, Hollygrove and Gert Town). These communities have experienced decades of disinvestment, leaving surrounding businesses more vulnerable to economic and environmental disasters, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Mayor Cantrell joins NOLABA, Partners to announce $5M Philanthropic Investment from JPMorgan Chase through AdvancingCities Challenge

November 12, 2020. Through a major philanthropic investment from JPMorgan Chase, Mayor LaToya Cantrell, the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA), and YouthForce NOLA are proud to announce a $5 million commitment to help ensure the resiliency and success of New Orleans neighborhoods and those who call them home.

As one of seven winning cities selected by JPMorgan Chase for its AdvancingCities Challenge, New Orleans is making a historic investment into blue-green infrastructure, providing pathways to new career opportunities for residents and contract opportunities for local small businesses in the water economy. Continue reading “Mayor Cantrell joins NOLABA, Partners to announce $5M Philanthropic Investment from JPMorgan Chase through AdvancingCities Challenge”