NSVI- New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
|Download: Streets of Dreams: How Cities Can Create Economic Opportunity by Knocking Down Protectionist Barriers to Street Vending|
The food truck revolution is sweeping the nation, but street food entrepreneurs in the Crescent City are facing onerous, out-of-date and anti-competitive laws that make it nearly impossible to thrive. It’s time city council revise these laws to help support the growth and success of food trucks and other mobile vendors, create economic opportunity and continue to build a vibrant local culinary scene.
On July 24, 2012, IJ joined with the New Orleans Food Truck Coalition, Neighborland, Good Work Network, Ashe Cultural Arts Center and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum to host a symposium and rally. Hundreds of entrepreneurs, advocates and foodies attended the event to learn more about how mobile food businesses build communities, the need to reform the city’s laws and what they could do to help the food trucks roll in New Orleans.
To learn more about how cities can create economic opportunity by knocking down protectionist barriers to street vending, read IJ's Streets of Dreams.
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