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New Orleans Independent Business Trends Reports

The success of the independent business community is vital for New Orleans’ economic future, as well as its sense of community, character and place. This report gives a snapshot of how our independently owned businesses are faring, and arms us with insight on how best to foster a thriving independent business sector.

There’s no getting around it: study after study shows us that dollars spent at independent business have as much as two to three times the economic impact than dollars spent at a national chain store. And because they are independently owned by our friends and neighbors who are emotionally and financially invested in our city, these businesses give New Orleans the authentic flavor that draws people here to live, work, eat, and shop. 
In early 2016 we disseminated to our members an annual, nation-wide survey of independent business owners faciliatated by the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR). Upon the survey's completion, ILSR provided StayLocal with data from participating local member businesses.

Read the  2016 Report here > 
Read the 2015 Report here >

Read the 2014  Report here >


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