Business Owners

Zoning and Conditional Use Permits

Do you have a question about your business’ zoning or need a conditional use permit? Contact AEDF for help navigating the City of New Orleans’ land use regulations or for assistance hosting a Neighborhood Participation Plan (NPP) meeting.


Are you interested in hosting an intern? AEDF works with local high school and university students to ensure our local businesses have the chance to engage with our youth, bring on a helping hand, and create opportunities for learning and growth in our community.

Contact Kelsey Foster at to learn more.

COVID -19 Information

If your business needs assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please check out the resources below. Contact our office with any questions. 

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Louisiana Main Street Recovery Program (MSRP)


Helpful Links

New Orleans Business Alliance

GNO, Inc.

Old Algiers Main Street

Algiers Development District

New Orleans City Council District C

City of New Orleans: Business & Event Permits

City of New Orleans: Sales Taxes

Guide to Doing Business in New Orleans

LED Small Business Center

Delgado Community College

Cool Cooperative Video Services

City of New Orleans Fresh Food Retailer Initiative

In partnership with HOPE Enterprise Corporation, the City of New Orleans has made $7 million in disaster CDBG funding available to provide direct financial assistance to retail businesses by awarding forgivable and/or low-interest loans to supermarkets, grocery stores, and other fresh food retailers. 

Click the button below to learn more about the FFRI.

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