The Southern University EDA University Center

University Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development


The EDA University Center at Southern University and A&M College- Baton Rouge is housed in the College of Business. The goal of the Center is to expand and revitalize economic development in Louisiana, by providing programs that enhance existing businesses and create new venture opportunities with a special focus on:  Job creation and workforce development, Advancing entrepreneurship and innovation, and Promoting international trade. The Center’s programs align with EDA’s investment priorities by addressing regions that are seeking: Global Competitiveness and Economically Distressed and Underserved Communities. In addition, the Center’s activities will contribute to EDA’s national strategic priorities by increasing access and availability of capital to small, medium-sized and ethnically diverse enterprises, information technology and by engaging in natural disaster mitigation.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development (Specialty)
  • Economic Forecast (Specialty)

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation (Specialty)

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting (Specialty)
  • Demographic and Census Data (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Market Plan Development (Specialty)
  • Market Research (Specialty)

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping (Specialty)
  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow (Specialty)

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Workforce Training (Specialty)

Import and Export Assistance

  • Trade Education and Training (Specialty)

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Business Degree Program

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business (Specialty)

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)

Marketing and Sales

  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Website Development (Specialty)

Networking and Associations

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

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Technical Services (Specialty)

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business (Specialty)
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Certification (Specialty)

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes (Specialty)
  • Website Development (Specialty)


  • Business Management Training (Specialty)
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance (Specialty)
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events (Specialty)
Contact Information
Sung No
8705 B.A. Little Drive,
Baton Rouge, LA 70813