Pictured together: (left -> right) Green Entrepreneurs – Reedy Brooks, Nicole Nixon, and Greg Nixon – hold Grand Prizes for their contributions to green infrastructure and sustainability work in New Orleans.

Reedy Brooks of Glory Gardens

? Winner of Top Startup Award

? Winner of Startup Audience Favorite Award

? Alumni of LaunchNOLA Green Thriving Business Academy

Nicole and Greg Nixon of Ubuntu Construction

? Winners of Top Growth Award

? Winners of Growth Audience Favorite Award

? Alumni of LaunchNOLA Green Thriving Business Academy

At Thrive, we aim to fill in the gaps that many dedicated, but underserved entrepreneurs face. We are able to do this comprehensively through our partnerships throughout the city, including our collaborative work with the host of PitchNOLA, Propeller. 

Congratulations to the Nixons and Reedy Brooks. It brings us great joy to be a continued resource and network for you as you transform New Orleans into a safer, less flooded place to live. You inspire us!

Charles Aponza, NOLA Environmental Entrepreneurs: Where are they now?

Who is managing and installing the green infrastructure projects underway across the City of New Orleans? Black business owners and trained workforce members, many who have been equipped through Thrive New Orleans stormwater management educational programs.

Biz New Orleans: Thrive & Partners Offer New Financial Wellness Program

Fund 17, Propeller and Thrive New Orleans have announced the creation of the Financial Wellness Collaborative sponsored by JPMorgan Chase.

Artist, Bernell, Designs a Groundbreaking Future for Himself and His City

A New Orleans local with a history of incarceration, using his creative talents to help with resilience efforts in the city.

Thrive @ New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

Creative minds came together during NOEW 2022 and Thrive held 2 panels about racial equity in NOLA.

City of New Orleans Presents on Upcoming Green Infrastructure Opportunities for Businesses

As the National Disaster Resilience Operator for the city of New Orleans, we will continue to be a hub for information about Green Infrastructure and sustainability so that more dedicated business owners and workers can get involved.

“Living Proof”: Our Program Graduates and Newest Member of our Team Speak Side-by-side on Loyola’s Water Panel

We are proud of Willie, but also Arien and Luisa as they have become prominent green infrastructure advocates in the New Orleans community.

Small Business
Academy & Support

A Thrive Cares Thanksgiving for New Orleans Seniors

Ms. Joy, soon-to-be director of Thrive’s newest pillar (Thrive Cares), spent Thanksgiving weekend with seniors in our community, bringing them the delicious meals, a bit of hope, and care.

Thrive Pivots to Serve New Orleans During Hurricane Ida: 700+ Neighbors Supplied

To truly serve people in our city’s unpredictable environment, we must adapt to their needs.   

Crisis Relief & Affordable Housing