SWLA Alliance for Economic Development

The Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development Center (SEED) Business Incubator is a process that accelerates the successful development of start-up and fledging companies by providing an array of targeted resources and services.


The Business Incubator provides the \’opportunities\’ to access resources, the coaching, training, professional location, and facilities to \’prepare\’ entrepreneurs for \’success\’.

The SEED Center Business Incubator operated by the SWLA Chamber of Commerce is the only recognized Business Incubator in SWLA by the InBIA (International Business Incubation Association) and the Louisiana Incubation Association.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting (Specialty)
  • Diversification
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Market Plan Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping (Specialty)
  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow (Specialty)
  • Loan Providers
  • Microloan Providers

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Digital Marketing Consulting
  • Website Development


  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based (Specialty)
  • Geographically Based (Specialty)
  • Home Based (Specialty)
  • Small Business/General (Specialty)


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space (Specialty)
  • Coworking (Specialty)
  • Office Space (Specialty)

Starting a Business

  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training (Specialty)
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Website Development (Specialty)


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training (Specialty)
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training (Specialty)
  • Business Management Training (Specialty)
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance (Specialty)
  • Marketing Plan Training (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events (Specialty)
Contact Information
Eric Cormier
4310 Ryan St.
Lake Charles, LA 70605