Programs & Initiatives

Business Mixers

AEDF hosts monthly networking events through partnerships with local businesses and member organizations.  AEDF’s business mixers provide intimate and informative environments for businesses and community members to connect and build thriving relationships that foster economic growth. To host or sponsor a future AEDF business mixer, call (504) 362-6436 or email


Quarterly & Annual Luncheons

AEDF prides itself on serving as a conduit for current economic development information that is relevant to Algiers and the Greater New Orleans Region.  AEDF’s quarterly luncheons feature highly respected and sought after industry and sector leaders.  These events serve as AEDF’s premier networking opportunity for business, community and elected leaders.


Algiers Holiday Bonfire & Festival

A community tradition and holiday staple, AEDF partners with city and business partners to host the annual Algiers Holiday Bonfire & Festival, which draws more than 4,000 celebrants to the Algiers Riverfront annually.


Wednesdays on the Point

The Wednesdays on the Point riverfront concert series is a summer highlight in Algiers and New Orleans.   The series launched in 2008 as an innovative way to draw visitors to Algiers during the summer months.  Today, Wednesdays on the Point draws more than 1,000 individuals to the Algiers river front weekly during the summer series and successfully drives business, tourist and cultural activities during throughout the duration of the event.  In 2011, AEDF added a special 4th July concert to the Wednesdays on the Point series.


Annual Governor’s Westbank Luncheon

Each year AEDF partners with leading westbank business, industrial and civic organizations to host the Annual Governor’s Westbank Luncheon.