May 14th, 2013
On Tuesday, the DDD celebrated its 2013 Downtown NOLA Awards, honoring some of the people and projects that make Downtown New Orleans one of the most inspirational and innovative places on Earth. This year, the DDD received over 50 exceptional nominations and we congratulate them all. Below is a list… read more
April 26th, 2013
Tickets are now available. Come celebrate those who make Downtown great! read more
April 12th, 2013
The second annual Downtown Awards luncheon, which recognizes those who have made a positive impact on Downtown, will be held May 14.
The deadline to submit nominations is 5pm, April 19.
Downtown Inspiration Award: Award presented to a Downtown property owner, business, resident or worker who is a… read more
March 22nd, 2013
Pelican Bomb, which cultivates multiple platforms for contemporary art discourse, engagement and education, has been selected as the winner of the first-ever "Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch." The event was held during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, the premier annual business festival for startups and developing businesses spearheaded by The Idea… read more
March 8th, 2013
Devona Dolliole has been hired by the Downtown Development District as the Director of Communications.
A graduate of the University of New Orleans, Dolliole was most recently an employee of the City of New Orleans, where she served as the Senior Director of Strategic Marketing and Outreach. She worked closely… read more
March 8th, 2013
Five arts-based startup enterprises will compete for a prize valued at $25,000 in the inaugural Downtown Development District's "Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch." Pelican Bomb, 2-Cent Entertainment, GotPlanz, Porter Lyons, and Sarah Dunn Art will make their final pitches on Tuesday, March 19, as part of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week,… read more
February 22nd, 2013
Wednesday at the Square, a free, 12-week spring concert series with food and drink for sale to benefit the Young Leadership Council, opens on March 6 with headliner Anders Osborne. The Colin Lake Band will also perform.
The event, which was initiated, and continues to be supported, by the DDD,… read more
February 15th, 2013
Rex, King of Carnival waves to his subjects as he parades down St. Charles Avenue on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans, Louisiana February 12, 2013. (Sean Gardner/Reuters) read more
February 6th, 2013
Nolan Marshall III has been named Public Affairs Director at the DDD. read more
January 31st, 2013
For the last several months, Downtown Development District police detail officers have given special attention the 100 blocks of Bourbon and Royal, in an effort to improve these gateways between the CBD and French Quarter, and the results are starting to show. The DDD's efforts are made possible by recent… read more
January 25th, 2013
With 150,000 visitors in town over the next 10 days, Downtown merchants, business owners and residents will, no doubt, be putting their best foot forward. The DDD asks that everyone sweep their sidewalks, wash their windows and turn on their outside lights this Sunday and next. This Sunday, January 27,… read more
January 11th, 2013
The sidewalks on Girod, St. Charles, Lafayette, South Rampart, O'Keefe and Poydras streets, which were determined by the City of New Orleans and the DDD as the most deteriorated, have been repaired with DDD funds. The city's sidewalk contractor handled the repairs.
In addition, the DDD has completed replacing missing… read more