Economic Development & Special Development Projects Committee

June 10, 2020 1:00 PM

City Council Chamber

Public Comments:  All Public comments will be limited to 20 minutes per agenda item.  Any public comments received before the meeting through the City Council’s online public comment form ( will be accepted and read into the record at the appropriate time – subject to such reasonable time limitations as the presiding officer may impose.  Comments should comply with the rules set forth on the Council’s website.

The agenda is as follows:

  1. Roll Call
  1. Approval of March 11, 2020 Minutes
  1. Presentation – Economic Development in a COVID-19 World:

New Orleans Business Alliance Briefing on Direct Relief Efforts, Employment and Considerations Toward Re-opening an Ultimately Better New Orleans Economy

  • Presenters:   Quentin L. Messer, Jr., President and CEO, and Nolan Marshall, III, Chief Engagement and Solutions Officer of New Orleans Business Alliance
  1. Presentation – GNO, Inc. COVID Response:

Overview of how GNO, Inc. has pivoted to offer resources to businesses during the coronavirus pandemic

  • Presenters:   Michael Hecht, President and CEO of GNO, Inc.
  1. Presentation – Mastercard Data Insights:

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth will present 2019-2020 anonymized & aggregated Data Insights on the Livable Claiborne Corridor, Claiborne Innovation District and select Qualified Opportunity Zones. A plan to evaluate COVID-19 impact analyses, and tools supporting financial inclusion in New Orleans, will also be provided.

  • Presenters:   Marla Blow, Senior Vice President, Edward Lee, Manager of Data Science, Dr. Michelle Thompson, Senior Data Fellow of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
  1. Adjourn
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