Project Lower 9th

This blog is an archive of design process created by multi-disciplinary students from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. We are exploring how design can make a difference in the course of reuniting Lower 9th Ward residents. Please join our journey in helping the people of New Orleans.

February 23, 2006

Small business in New Orleans

"After the Flood, Free Advice for Entrepreneurs in Need"
Published: February 21, 2006 on NY Times.

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a nonprofit group in Kansas City, Mo., dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship created a new program called "Katrina Urban Entrepreneur Partnership" to help small business owners whose business and facilities were damaged by hurricane Katrina.

I was very happy when I read this article because I know how important it is for New Orleans to bring small business back to the city. One thing we noticed when we were visiting the city was the numbers of small business that we saw. It's nothing like LA where we see Starbucks every corner. I think that the unique personality of the city partially comes from having so many small business and this is one step forward to protecting it.


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