Stay Local!

What is Stay Local!

The Urban Conservancy initiated its Stay Local! project in 2003  to help foster economic resiliency and continuity in the city. Our goal was to get people involved in their communities and educate them about entrepreneurship and how shopping locally can help to build, insure, and improve neighborhoods in the Greater New Orleans Metro Area, which includes the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, and St. Tammany.

What we do

Stay Local! aims to help local independent businesses compete effectively. Through our website, print guides, business summits, and marketing campaigns we provide businesses with a networking platform connecting them affordably to new markets, new resources, and each other.


Business Members

Stand With Us

Join us in working towards a sustainable economy that meets the challenges of the 21st century, based on strategic investments in work force and infrastructure; standards and safeguards that promote innovation and protect the public; and sustainable economic growth that fosters a growing, secure middle class.

Organizational Members

Our Partners

American Sustainable Business Council is a national partnership of 78+ business associations representing over 200,000 businesses and 325,000 entrepreneurs, managers, investors, and others. These partners support sustainable development, socially responsible business practices, and strong local Main Street economies.