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Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development

The Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce strives to be an advocate for and to serve the business community, to enhance the economic, civic and cultural environment and to advance the quality of life in Acadia Parish.

Acadiana Veteran Alliance

Mission of AVA is to unite veterans, veteran-owned businesses, and all companies for a common purpose; supporting veterans in job creation, work placement and assisting veterans in mental health solutions.

Andress Art and Entrepreneurial Center

A downtown Shreveport co-working space, and an incubator for creative startups of all types.

AOC Community Media

AOC Community Media is a public / education / government broadcast nonprofit providing a voice to diverse communities and organizations within Lafayette, Acadia, Iberia, St. Martin and Vermilion parishes.

Apex Accelerator ( Formerly LA PTAC)

PTAC assists all LA based businesses with government contracting - local, state(s), and federal. Our FREE assistance includes daily bid match, mandatory registrations, beneficial certifications, proposal assistance, payment, cybersecurity, and more!

Apprenti

Apprenti is a USDOL registered apprenticeship national program, providing three to five months of full-time accelerated training (depending upon occupational role), followed by one-year of on-the-job training with employers to build a tech workforce.

Arcadia/Bienville Parish Chamber of Commerce

Proudly serving Bienville Parish and all of the communities and businesses that make it up.

ArisAlex Digital

We enable our Customers to adapt and thrive in the Digital Age!

Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is a nonprofit arts organization serving as the official arts agency for the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge and as a Regional Arts Council for Louisiana across the Capital and Southeast Regions.

b1 Foundation

Provides education and economic development support to entrepreneurs and small businesses

Bastrop-Morehouse Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to the Bastrop-Morehouse Chamber of Commerce. We hope you find everything you are needing but if not, please contact our office for further assistance.

Baton Rouge North Economic Development District

We are dedicated to quality of life, new jobs and economic growth within the Baton Rouge North Economic Development District.

Become a Louisiana Notary or Search for a Notary Programs - Louisiana Secretary of State's Office

The Notary Division of the Department of State provides information detailing the requirements to become a notary and provides a database to search for qualified notaries.

Bienville Parish Library

The Bienville Parish Library is a local facility which offers public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces. Please contact the library directly for specific information about the facility.

Bossier Chamber of Commerce

The Bossier Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote growth and development within the communities of Bossier and Caddo Parish. The Chamber promotes growth and development by utilizing its most valuable resource, its membership.

Bossier Parish Libraries

Bossier Parish Libraries has seven branches, all of which offer public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces. Please see our website for branch contact information and details on all services provided.

BRAC

BRAC is an aggressively ambitious regional economic development organization with a bias for action. BRAC represents the nine-parish Capital Region working with local and state entities to advance economic development for everyone.

BRF

BRF is an economic development organization establishing north Louisiana as a preferred destination for high growth initiatives.

Broussard Chamber of Cmmerce

The Broussard Chamber of Commerce is a registered member of the US Chamber of Commerce and partners with other state, parish and local organizations to support our local business community.

Business License Checklist Program - Louisiana Secretary of State's Office

The Office of geauxBIZ prepares a Business License Checklist for those interested in a list of possible federal, state and local entities that require particular licenses, permits, and authorizations for their businesses to operate in Louisiana.

Caldwell Parish Chamber of Commerce

The mission of The Caldwell Parish Chamber of Commerce is to promote economic, business, and community development.

City of Minden

Minden Economic Development. EMBRACING GROWTH. EMBRACING OPPORTUNITY.

City of Ruston

City of Ruston, LA Economic Development Department

Claiborne Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber office is a hub of information about Claiborne Parish, so feel free to contact us at any time.

Claiborne Parish Library

The Claiborne Parish Library is a local facility which offers public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces.

Coastal Technical Assistance Center

The Coastal Technical Assistance Center is a program to assist Louisiana-based businesses in obtaining contracts with entities involved in the restoration and recovery efforts of coastal Louisiana.

Cohab

Cohab is a business incubator and shared coworking space in the heart of downtown Shreveport. We offer coworking space, meeting space, event space, private offices, mentorship, and business learning opportunities.

Collateral Support Program (CSP)

This program provides cash to the lender to pledge to a loan when the borrower has limited collateral. This pledged cash can help secure the loan in the event of a collateral shortfall.

Coushatta-Red River Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Red River Parish Chamber of Commerce is to establish and advance a healthy and strong local area economy through the creation and retention of jobs and the support of such programs, activities, legislation, and similar endeavors as deemed appropriate and necessary to our efforts.

DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce

The object and purpose of the DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce shall be to promote the civic, commercial, industrial, agricultural and professional interests of the Parish of DeSoto and its vicinity and to do all things proper within the scope of such an association for the welfare of the community and its members.

DeSoto Parish Library

The Desoto Parish Library is a local facility which offers public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces. Please contact the library directly for specific information about the facility.

Downtown Shreveport Development Corporation

Downtown Shreveport Development Corporation works to stimulate the revitalization of downtown Shreveport.

East Baton Rouge Parish Library

Free resources and tools including business planning, consumer data, sales leads, legal, and online training.

East Carroll Parish Library

The East Carroll Parish Library is a local facility which offers public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces. Please contact the library directly for specific information about the facility.

Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program

We offer mentorship programs designed to accelerate your idea, product or existing business into a thriving company quickly by providing intensive startup support.

Flyte (Financial Learning You Take Everywhere)

Flyte is a small business focused nonprofit that runs a fully virtual, 12-month program. We are based out of New Orleans but serve small businesses across Southeast Louisiana, predominantly owned by Black women from low and moderate-income households

Franklin Parish Library

The Franklin Parish Library is a local facility which offers public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces. Please contact the library directly for specific information about the facility.

Friends of Codey's NOLA

Friends of Codey's NOLA offers shared kitchen space and a meeting area for food entrepreneurs. Catering orders support local businesses and community growth.

geauxBIZ & General Business Services - Louisiana Secretary of State's Office

The Office of geauxBIZ and the Commercial Division of the Department of State provides several services to those interested in starting, maintaining or terminating a business in Louisiana and others that need business related information.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Delgado Community College

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is a free 16 week in-person fastrack leadership and business growth accelerator program for small business business owners where we show them how to grow their revenue and scale their businesses.

Greater Baton Rouge Society for Human Resource Management

GBR SHRM is a member-driven organization that aims to empower professionals engaged in human resources activities to create better workplaces and enrich our communities by providing opportunities for connection, development, and knowledge-sharing.

Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce acts to build a resilient community with a growing economy

Greater Minden Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Greater Minden Chamber shall be to “create the best business climate in Louisiana for our members.” This is a noble purpose, but our Chamber’s vision far exceeds our mission statement. We are a city on the move with a vision of increase and success. Continuing to grow while maintaining the core character and virtues of this great town, are our primary goals. All available resources are put into force not only to support our established businesses but also to usher in the growth and development of new industry.

Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce is to promote economic prosperity, serve as a business advocate, and celebrate the achievements of our region.

Greater Southwest Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce

Greater Southwest Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that who's primary focus is on Economic Development an Job Opportunities.

Greenwood Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is an action agency designed to meet community or area needs. It is a voluntary organization of individuals and businesses who band together to advance the commercial, financial, industrial, and civic interests of a community or area. Among other things it is a civic clearinghouse, a public relations counselor, a legislative representative at the local, state and national levels of government, an information bureau and a research and promotion medium.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana is dedicated to fostering a favorable business environment for the Hispanic business community through focused programming which will result in economic development for the State.

Honeybee Strategies

Honeybee Strategies provides environmental health and safety training, help with policies and procedures, and safety program management.

Hope Credit Union

Hope Credit Union is a full service bank that offers Business Loans to assist businesses with accessing capital.

Innovation Catalyst, Inc.

Innovation Catalyst, Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) venture development organization.

Institute for Nonprofit Administration and Research, LSUS

INAR strives to elevate the future of the nonprofit sector through transformative education, impactful research, and professional development.

Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce

The purpose of this organizations is to advance the commercial, industrial, civic, and general interest of Jackson Parish.

Jackson Parish Library

The Jackson Parish Library is a local facility which offers public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces. Please contact the library directly for specific information about the facility.

Jefferson Parish Economic Developemnt Commission

JEDCO is committed to helping businesses thrive in Jefferson Parish. Since 1987, JEDCO has aided thousands of companies through business incubator and loan programs, tax incentives and rebate programs, workforce development and information services.

Junior Achievement of North Louisiana

Junior Achievement USA is the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young
people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their
future, and make smart academic and economic choices.

LA New Product Development Team

We believe in enabling and growing businesses through product innovation. Introducing new and improved products allows companies to raise capital, test new markets, gain a competitive advantage, improve their market share, and add new revenue streams.

LA Tech Transfer Office, Business & Tech Center & Stennis Space Center

The Louisiana Technology Transfer Office (LTTO), established in 1990, is a main component of the Louisiana Business & Technology Center (LBTC) in Baton Rouge and a technology transfer office at the NASA John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi with a presence there for over 27 years. The LTTO is designated by the Governor's Office as the official entity for support and to administer the SBIR-STTR Program in Louisiana. LTTO assists small technology-oriented businesses, university faculty, entrepreneurs, and others with identifying/preparing/competing for federal R&D grants. LTTO also assists LA-based small businesses with procurement opportunities at Stennis Space Center and the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

Lafayette Economic Development Authority

Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) is a full-service economic development organization which proactively assists businesses seeking to relocate, startup, or expand within Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.

Lafayette Public Library

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of our community by providing free and equal access to high-quality, cost-effective library services that meet the needs and expectations of our diverse community.

LCTCS Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana

The LCTCS MEP of LA serves manufacturers statewide. We have experts in house, as well as a network of manufacturing extension agents and partners, to provide a full range of services focusing on productivity, profitability & manufacturing success.

LEED Center - Louisiana Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

The LEED Center is an EDA grant funded center that focuses on strengthening and diversifying the economy through relationship-based entrepreneurship and economic development programs. We offer individual consultations and run various programs.

Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Tulane University

The Lepage Center is dedicated to the study, teaching, and practice of entrepreneurship at Tulane and across the Gulf South.

LiftFund

LiftFund’s mission is to provide credit and services to small businesses and entrepreneurs who do not have access to loans from commercial sources and to provide leadership and innovation in the microlending industry.

Lincoln Parish Library

The Lincoln Parish Library is a local facility which offers public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces. Please contact the library directly for specific information about the facility.

Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

Help Louisiana businesses and non-profits to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and human-caused disasters and maintain stability, resilience, and economic recovery of their communities.

Louisiana Business Incubation Association

The Louisiana Business Incubation Association (LBIA) is a state association of business incubators and their supporters. LBIA was established to promote alliances among incubators, governmental agencies, and professional economic developers in order to promote the growth and diversification of our state’s businesses and economy.

Louisiana Catalyst

Accelerating Business in North Louisiana Catalyst is a business minded shared workspace and accelerator program. We're here to help you grow by connecting you to the right resources to accelerate your business while being part of a community.

Louisiana Delta Community College

Louisiana Delta Community College is an open-admissions, two-year college offering multiple paths to higher education, career, and personal fulfillment.

Louisiana Department of Revenue

To fairly and efficiently collect state tax revenue to fund public services; to regulate charitable gaming and the sale of alcoholic beverages and tobacco; and to support state agencies in the collection of overdue debts.

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development/Compliance Programs Section

STATE DEPARTMENT OF MULTI0MODAL TRANSPORTATION FOR THE STATE OF LOUISIANA

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) - Angel Investor Tax Credit Program

Louisiana's Angel Investor Tax Credit (AITC) encourages accredited investors to invest in early stage, small, wealth-creating Louisiana businesses that seek start-up and expansion capital.

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) - Bonding Assistance Program

Louisiana Economic Development’s Bonding Assistance Program provides access to quality bid, payment and performance bonds at reasonable rates from surety companies when bonding capacity is needed on public or private jobs.

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) - CEO Roundtables Program

CEO Roundtables brings together groups of key decision makers from Louisiana-based small businesses for collaborative, growth-oriented roundtable sessions in which CEOs can safely explore business and personal issues.

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) - Hudson Initiative

Louisiana's Hudson Initiative is a certification program that is designed to help eligible Louisiana small businesses gain greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities that are available at the State government level.

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) - Louisiana Contractor Accreditation Institute

The Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute offers seminars and courses to small and emerging construction businesses that assist in building a solid foundation of knowledge within the construction industry.

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) - Mentor-Protégé Recognition Program

Mentor-Protégé Recognition Program connects Louisiana-based small and emerging businesses to technical and developmental assistance provided by mentor companies.

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) - Pathway to Assist Veteran Entrepreneurs

The Pathway to Assist Veteran Entrepreneurs program (PAVE) offers Louisiana veterans the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills that are necessary to effectively start or manage a business.

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) - Small and Emerging Business Development Program (SEBD)

LED's Small and Emerging Business Development (SEBD) Program provides the managerial and technical assistance training needed to grow and sustain a small business.

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) - Small Business Loan Guaranty Program (SBLGP)

The Small Business Loan and Guaranty Program facilitates capital accessibility for small businesses by providing loan guarantees to banks and other small business lenders.

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) - Veteran Initiative

Veteran Initiative is designed to help eligible Louisiana Veteran-owned and Service-Connected Disabled-Veteran-owned small businesses gain greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities that are available at the state government level.

Louisiana Economic Development (LED)- System for Integrated Growth

Louisiana Economic Development's Economic Gardening Initiative provides Louisiana-based small businesses with the information they need to grow and succeed.

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.

Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control

ATC is further devoted to the enforcement of the laws of the State of Louisiana to protect and safeguard all citizens.

Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (LA PTAC)

LA PTAC assists Louisiana based businesses with all their government contracting needs and pursuits - local, state(s), and federal government contracting assistance - no fees charged. LA PTAC forwards daily government bid leads to companies.

Louisiana Seed Capital Program (LSCP)

This program works with program providers to deliver access to capital with equity financing to start-up and early-stage businesses.

Louisiana Small Business Development Center

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center Network provides business advising, access to training, tools and resources to help small businesses start, grow, expand and succeed.

Louisiana Small Business Development Center - Northwest & Central Region

We offer no-cost confidential business consulting and affordable workshops to new entrepreneurs and existing business owners in northwest Louisiana.

Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Louisiana State University

A no-cost provider of business assistance, the LSBDC at LSU assists entrepreneurs grow and develop technology-based companies through customer acquisition, access to capital, financial management, and business planning.

Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Louisiana State University of Alexandria

Individualized business coaching at no cost that includes planning, financial management, marketing, etc.

Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese State University

Small Business Development Centers provide counseling and training to small businesses, and provide informational tools to support business start-ups and existing business expansion.

Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Nicholls State University

Set an appointment: 985-449-7092 | Startup Assistance | Business Planning | Loan Packaging | Free Business Seminars | Entrepreneurship Resources

Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University Baton Rouge

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center offers high-quality technical assistance to existing and start-up small businesses, and to small business entrepreneurs in Louisiana at no cost to the client.

Louisiana Small Business Development Center at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

LSBDC at University of Louisiana at Lafayette offers professional, one-on-one business consulting at no-cost to new and existing business owners in the Acadiana Region.

Louisiana Small Business Development Center at University of Louisiana Monroe

We offer no-cost confidential business consulting and affordable workshops to new entrepreneurs and existing business owners.

Louisiana Venture Capital Program (LVCP)

This program works with providers to deliver capital with equity financing options to help Louisiana small businesses expand and grow.

LSU Innovation & Technology Commercialization

LSU ITC works with the University research community to commercialize the intellectual property created at LSU and connect LSU resources to Louisiana business. This work advances innovation and maximizes the University’s impact on Louisiana.

LSU Innovation Park

LSU Innovation Park is a business incubator and accelerator with statewide support for technology users and creators. Through our Louisiana SBDC and LTTO we provide experienced business consultants to advise, provide solutions and assist with capital

LSU NSF Innovation Corps Site

The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program is a training program that facilitates the transformation of invention to impact. The LSU Site supports teams through critical market and commercialization evaluation.

LSUS Cyber Collaboratory

The LSUS Cyber Collaboratory is a state-of-the-art immersive learning space where students, faculty, and industry partners can come together to discuss, research, and create their visions utilizing the latest technology.

Madison Parish Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to promote and expand our members' economic growth to enhance our community.

Madison Parish Library

The Madison Parish Library is a local facility which offers public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces. Please contact the library directly for specific information about the facility.

Micro Lending Program (MLP)

This loan program is designed to provide access to capital for small businesses and start ups with smaller financing needs not to exceed $100,000.

Microbusiness Enterprise Corporation of Ascension

The Microbusiness Enterprise Corporation of Ascension (MBECA) is an entrepreneurship development center which offers a variety of specialized training and technical assistance programs with an emphasis on microbusinesses.

Milam Street Kitchen Incubator and Community Kitchen

MS-KICK is a hybrid that connects entrepreneurship, culinary workforce training, and economic opportunity to the Allendale/Ledbetter Heights/West Edge Neighborhoods.

Monroe Chamber of Commerce

We envision a thriving and vibrant community where we can raise our families with the assurance that our children will be well educated, have bright futures, and abundant job opportunities here in Northeast Louisiana.

Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce is to make the Natchitoches area a THRIVING business community by promoting commerce, strengthening people, and improving life.

Natchitoches Parish Library

The Natchitoches Parish Library is a local facility which offers public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces. Please contact the library directly for specific information about the facility.

Nexus Louisiana

Nexus Louisiana is a Baton Rouge-based 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides high-potential, technology-enabled companies the coaching, capital, and connections they need to accelerate their growth.

North Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to serve as an advocate for the creation and growth of competitive, profitable and sustainable business enterprises.

North Louisiana Economic Partnership

NLEP provides professional economic development services to the 14-parish region of North Louisiana, including lead generation and prospect management.

Northwest Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center

The NWLA PTAC assists small, disadvantaged, woman, minority, and veteran owned businesses get registered, certified, and contract-ready to sell their products and services to government agencies.

Northwestern State University-College of Business and Technology

Our college supports our students and our area businesses. We offer degrees as well as continuing education for professional development. Experiential learning connects our students to industry. Please contact us for more information.

Old Algiers Main Street Corporation

Old Algiers Main Street Corporation is an accredited Main Street organization and serves the community of Old Algiers, located in the City of New Orleans, with small business support, economic development activities and workforce training initiatives

One Acadiana

One Acadiana is the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and regional economic development organization serving the nine parish region of Acadiana.

Opportunity Machine

Opportunity Machine’s mission is to grow business and entrepreneurship by providing business education, guidance, and risk reduction to startup founders and small business owners through training, mentorship, networking, and affordable workspace.

Ouachita Parish Library

The Natchitoches Parish Library is a local facility which offers public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces. Please contact the library directly for specific information about the facility.

Prescott Memorial Library

Prescott Memorial Library exists to support the curricular, research, and service activities of Louisiana Tech University. Prescott Library strives to provide this support to all constituents of the University.

Propeller

Propeller is a 501c3 nonprofit that grows and supports entrepreneurs to tackle social and environmental disparities. Our vision is an inclusive and thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in New Orleans that responds to community needs and creates the con

Red River Parish Library

The Red River Parish Library is a local facility which offers public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces. Please contact the library directly for specific information about the facility.

Richland Chamber of Commerce

We strive to be an economic voice for agriculture, business, and future growth in Richland Parish by supporting local business and focusing on economic development.

Richland Parish Library

The Richland Parish Library is a local facility which offers public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces. Please contact the library directly for specific information about the facility.

Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce

Ruston-Lincoln boasts one of the strongest economies in Louisiana. Business is booming in all segments. Two major universities, Louisiana Tech and Grambling State, as well as a community college, Louisiana Delta, are firm underpinnings of a well-rounded economy based on education, natural resources, retail and service, transportation, manufacturing, agriculture, and banking and financial services.

Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is To STRENGTHEN the business climate, PROMOTE community development, and ENHANCE the economic vitality of the region.

Sabine Parish Library

The Sabine Parish Library is a local facility which offers public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces. Please contact the library directly for specific information about the facility.

SCORE Louisiana

For the Life of Your Business
SCORE Louisiana is a group of experienced business professionals who provide guidance to those desiring to start up a new small business or to assist existing small businesses in improving their profitability.

Shreve Memorial Library

The Shreve Memorial Library is a local facility which offers public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces. Please contact the library directly for specific information about the facility.

Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce

The Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber is the ultimate resource for African American Businesses in Northwest Louisiana.

SLEC South La Economic Council

SLEC is the regional economic development agency supporting economic development in the parishes of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Mary, and Terrebonne.

Small BIZ Protection Proposed Rules and Regulations Subscription

The Louisiana Small Business Protection Act requires the Secretary of State to post information about proposed rules and regulations that may affect small businesses on the department’s website and to notify interested parties when posted.

Small Business Loan Guaranty Program (SBLGP)

The loan guaranty program increases small business borrowing power by providing a guaranty to banks and other lender’s on loans to Louisiana small businesses with start-up or expansion needs; provides up to 80% or $1.5 million max guaranty.

South Central Planning & Development Commission

SCPDC's finance programs provide funds designed to link small businesses to financing solutions.

Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA)

SUSTA helps companies promote their agricultural products (food/beverage, lumber, horticulture...) internationally. We offer export education, opportunities to meet foreign buyers and financial support to be successful.

St. Charles Parish Economic Development Dept.

St. Charles Parish Economic Development Dept. is your One-Stop Shop for starting, growing, or relocating your business.

St. John the Baptist Parish

Parish Government

St. Landry Chamber of Commerce

Since 1919, the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce has served as an organization through which business executives, professionals, and concerned citizens unite to provide leadership and direction for the economic and social development of our community.

St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce is to promote, support and advocate for businesses, to be their resource of choice, and to be the catalyst for a community that prospers.

Startup ROI (A Konnectic Energy Company)

We are a global AI 1st innovation accelerator that helps startup founders build and grow ROI driven products and scale their business from concept to market traction.

StayLocal

StayLocal is Greater New Orleans’ independent business alliance. We create an environment for local businesses to thrive through research, education, and advocacy.

SUNO Small Business Development and Management Institute

The Small Business Development and Management Institute (SBDMI) offers workshops and free consulting services to fuel the establishment and growth of small businesses.

SUSLA Business and Entrepreneur Center

The Business and Entrepreneur Center (BEDC) supports Southern University at Shreveport’s (SUSLA) micro-enterprise growth initiatives for start-up and existing businesses.

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.

Tensas Parish Library

The Tensas Parish Library is a local facility which offers public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces. Please contact the library directly for specific information about the facility.

Terrebonne Economic Development Authority (TEDA)

TEDA works with entrepreneurs, startup and existing businesses to grow the local economy.

The Southern University EDA University Center

University Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development

Thibodaux Main Street, Inc.

Thibodaux Main Street, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the promotion & revitalization of Historic Downtown Thibodaux.

TruFund Financial Services, Inc.

Providing innovative financial solutions through access to capital and hands-on technical assistance to small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

U. S. Small Business Administration

Federal Agency. Help businesses start, grow, expand, stay in business, recover from disasters. Provides loan guarantees, government contracting assistance, certifications, counseling, technical and management assistance, training, bonding.

U.S. Commercial Service New Orleans

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.

Union Parish Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to Create Opportunities for Business to Grow!!. Our goal is to attract new business to our area, assist existing businesses in becoming more efficient and profitable and train a more productive workforce.

Union Parish Library

The Union Parish Library is a local facility which offers public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces. Please contact the library directly for specific information about the facility.

Urban League of Louisiana - Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The CEI provides business education workshops, one-on-one and small group counseling, hands-on technical assistance, and access to resources relevant to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs across various industries.

USDA Rural Development Business Programs

Business Programs provide financial backing and technical assistance to stimulate business creation and growth in rural areas.

Vermilion Chamber of Commerce

The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce has been the voice of business in the Vermilion Parish for more since 1920. The Vermilion Chamber is an organization of business owners and entrepreneurs who promote the interests of their local business community.

Webster Parish Library

The Webster Parish Library is a local facility which offers public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces. Please contact the library directly for specific information about the facility.

West Carroll Parish Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to promote the advancement of commercial, industrial, civic, and general interest and welfare of West Carroll Parish, the town of Oak Grove, and the surrounding area.

West Carroll Parish Library

The West Carroll Parish Library is a local facility which offers public access to research databases, computers, printing and copying services, Internet, and meeting spaces. Please contact the library directly for specific information about the facility.

West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce

Your community partner - Helping lead economic and community development in the West Monroe and West Ouachita area.

West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the West Monroe/West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce is to enhance economic growth in the WM/WO and surrounding areas by focusing on education, promotion and development of the business community, and those areas of the community affecting business.

Westbank Business & Industry Association

WBIA is the premiere business organization for the WestBank of New Orleans since 1946. WBIA is dedicated to a collaborative effort of the business community to support, improve, and protect the members and community.

Winnsboro Main Street

The mission of Winnsboro Main Street is to preserve, restore, and encourage economic development in the Historic Downtown District in Winnsboro. The vision of Winnsboro Main Street is to see the development of a fully restored Historic District.

Winnsboro-Franklin Parish Chamber of Commerce

The Winnsboro – Franklin Parish Chamber of Commerce is in the business of serving our community. From helping new businesses get started, to representing the interests of the well-established pillars of our business community, the Chamber works to ensure that Winnsboro and Franklin Parish offer one of the best places in the South to work, live, and play.

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