Stay Local! is a city-wide initiative for creating strong economies based on locally owned and operated businesses. They encourage consumers to shop locally and help independent businesses compete more effectively. Not only do they educate New Orleanians about the importance of shopping locally; they also engage in advocacy efforts on behalf of locally owned businesses at the city, state, and federal levels. Use the Stay Local! directory to find local businesses in your area. The Stay Local! program is a project of the Urban Conservancy.