Look East: New Orleans is Rising!
ABOUT EAST NEW ORLEANS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
The East New Orleans Business Development District (ENOBDD) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 established to foster, coordinate and catalyze initiatives that improve the business climate and quality of life in East New Orleans through new business development, infrastructure improvements, and image enhancement, in order to grow good jobs in The East, attract investment, facilitate growth in tax revenues and the overall economy in the City of New Orleans.
The 13-member board of ENOBDD is comprised of a cross section of experienced business executives and respected civic leaders, whose track records have garnered community support, public and private sector partnerships and other diverse resources to implement a targeted economic revitalization strategy for East New Orleans.
COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL DEVELOPMENT
The organization is strategically focused on attracting new business, retail and commercial development along existing commercial corridors in The East.
BLIGHT, BEAUTIFICATION AND QUALITY OF LIFE
ENOBDD works toward improving the appeal and marketability of major commercial corridors in The East. The organization continues to work with Code Enforcement at the city of New Orleans to eliminate commercial and residential blight. Additionally, community “clean-up” events are implemented throughout the year. Regular communication is maintained with the Department of Public Works for infrastructure improvements and repair, as well as the New Orleans Police Department for accountability in public safety.
IMAGE ENHANCEMENT AND BRANDING
Although one of the largest communities in the city and home to many of its recognizable assets, New Orleans East has long endured unfavorable branding. ENOBDD has been at the forefront of reversing this trend by communicating with media organizations on how they report on The East. The organization is requesting a change in how maps of the East are drawn, to affect more accuracy in information reported about East New Orleans, especially as it relates to crime. Additionally, members of the ENOBDD board have developed a report card to grade city agencies on public services and their responses to needs in our community.