Algiers Economic Development Foundation


Founded in 1991, the Algiers Economic Development Foundation was established to advocate for the interests of Algiers-based businesses. It was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the IRS in 2011. AEDF focuses on three main pillars of economic development: 

  • Local economic development
  • Small business support
  • Community development

Core Values

Community: AEDF believes in a holistic approach to economic development, centering opportunities to improve our COMMUNITY not just through business attraction, support, and retention but also maintaining an awareness of the ways transportation, housing, and workforce development can improve the lives of those in the Algiers community.

Relationships: AEDF develops and maintains meaningful RELATIONSHIPS with community groups, businesses, and leaders in the economic development sector to maximize value for our community.

Leadership: AEDF seeks to serve as a leader for Algiers and to develop business and community LEADERSHIP to create a bolder, more sustainable future for our area.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development (Specialty)
  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)
  • Tax Credits (Specialty)

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Demographic and Census Data (Specialty)
  • Diversification
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Crowdfunding Preparation
  • Disaster Loans and Grants

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Policies and Templates

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Training (Specialty)
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education (Specialty)

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data (Specialty)


  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based (Specialty)
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General (Specialty)

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Grant Writing

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business (Specialty)
  • Asian-American Business
  • City Business Issues (Specialty)
  • Parish Business Issues (Specialty)
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy (Specialty)
  • State Business Issues
  • Women’s Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits (Specialty)

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification
  • Registration Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits (Specialty)
  • Site Location (Specialty)
  • Startup Business Counseling

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals (Specialty)
  • Startup Drinks (Specialty)
Contact Information
Robert Taylor
2401 Westbend Parkway
Ste. 3020
New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 362-6436 Ext: 2