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

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Business Planning

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

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Business Degree Program

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Website Development

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Technical Services

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Certification

Starting a Business

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

Technical Assistance

  • Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes
  • Website Development


  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Sung No
8705 B.A. Little Drive,
Baton Rouge, LA 70813