Cultural Innovation District

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Through productive partnerships among local industries, small businesses, residents, nonprofits (such as FFL) philanthropy, and city agencies, the initiative coordinates activities in six priority areas: economic opportunity, affordable housing, cultural preservation, transportation access, environmental sustainability, and safe and healthy neighborhoods.

UPDATE: CALLING BUSINESSES OWNERS & ENTREPRENEURS
The Cultural Innovation District (CID) is seeking and identifying qualified retail and non-retail service providers to participate in Phase I of the (CID). The CID needs indigenous cultural producers, artists, entrepreneurs, professional and social service providers, and other vendors with business aptitude, a plan, and interest in using your vision and creative energy to transform an obstacle into an opportunity.

Read the Request for Information here. You also can download the application form here.

ABOUT THE CULTURAL INNOVATION DISTRICT
The Network for Economic Opportunity, in partnership with Foundation for Louisiana, is working to create a Cultural Innovation District along the 19-block area of the Claiborne Corridor, which stretches through the core of New Orleans and is the heart of our most celebrated cultural traditions, home of the nation’s oldest African American commercial districts, and host to the region’s most job-rich business district. It is also the site of $5 billion in completed or committed public and private investments, yet remains the site of our city’s most glaring socio-economic disparities. It includes thirteen neighborhoods where a disproportionate number of residents live in poverty amidst blight and violence, and are faced with limited access to quality jobs, transportation, and safe housing.

This partnership plans to enact multiple strategies to provide opportunities for Corridor residents and small businesses–preparing them with the skills, training, education, and support needed to fully participate in our economy and society. Through productive partnerships among local industries, small businesses, residents, nonprofits (such as FFL) philanthropy, and city agencies, the initiative coordinates activities in six priority areas: economic opportunity, affordable housing, cultural preservation, transportation access, environmental sustainability, and safe and healthy neighborhoods.

To learn more about this project, please contact CID Director Nyree Ramsey at nramsey@foundationforlouisiana.org.

Read the CID Executive Summary report here

Read the CID Community Design Charrette Report here

Read the Claiborne Corridor CID Health Impact Assessment here.

Read the Livable Claiborne Communities Study here

Check out City of New Orleans — Cultural Economy Map

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