Louisiana MBDA Business Center

We are committed to strategically connecting MBEs with access to capital, innovative opportunities, and global partnerships with a goal to scale and strengthen minority businesses while creating jobs in the community.


The Louisiana MBDA Business Center (Center) is neither an incubator nor an accelerator. Incubators typically provide office space and access to experts for small businesses. Accelerators tend to work with startups to provide legal and business services or help entrepreneurs turn ideas into businesses. The Center’s clients are existing businesses that are generating approximately $500,000 or more in annual revenue and are looking for ways to further develop their businesses and increase capacity. Our clients are U.S. companies that are 51% owned or controlled by African Americans, Asian Americans, Hasidic Jewish Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (including Alaska Natives, Alaska Native Corporations, and Tribal entities), Asian Indian Americans, and Pacific Islanders. We focus on securing domestic public and/or private contracts and financing transactions, exports, and job creation for “eligible minority-owned businesses.”

Through the Department of Commerce, MBDA, Southern University Law Center, our strategic partners, and stakeholders, our MBEs have access to a nationwide community of experts and individuals engaged in technology, innovation, professional services, leading-edge business practices, and funding.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Lease Review
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Watershed Planning
  • Economic Development

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Business Planning

  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow
  • Loan Providers
  • Debt Funding Preparation
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Bonding
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
  • Financial Modeling
  • Microloan Providers

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Lease Review
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development and Training

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Registration Assistance
  • Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses
  • Subcontracting Opportunities


  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • International Trade Education and Training
Contact Information
Lisa Green
618 Harding Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70807