THIBODAUX, LA — The South Louisiana Economic Council (SLEC), in partnership with Entergy Louisiana (Entergy), has renewed their agreement with a third-party consultant firm to identify potential companies looking to locate new facilities and expand within Louisiana’s Bayou Region. In 2022, the firm and Entergy Louisiana’s business and economic development team will work with SLEC to Read More
As originally reported by the Office of Mayor Tommy Eschete: THIBODAUX, La. – On September 22, 2021, FEMA published a press release informing the public of a FEMA temporary disaster recovery center opening at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center. For more information, please see the media advisory below.
SBA to Open Business Recovery Centers in Hammond and Thibodaux to Help Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Ida
As originally reported by the U.S. Small Business Administration: SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center today announced the opening of SBA Business Recovery Centers in Hammond and Thibodaux on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, to provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by Hurricane Ida that Read More
Thibodaux, La. — Hosted by the South Louisiana Economic Council (SLEC), the Louisiana Economic Development’s (LED) CEO Roundtables are open for applications through March 31, 2021. LED’s CEO Roundtable Program is an award-winning program aimed at sharing information with small business executives that are interested in expanding their businesses. The Roundtables will bring together a group Read More
Thibodaux, La. — The South Louisiana Economic Council (SLEC) announces Laci P. Melancon as Program Coordinator for the Coastal Technical Assistance Center (CTAC). CTAC was established in 2019 to assist Louisiana-based companies prepare and obtain contracts related to coastal restoration and protection projects. The program is funded by Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and the Coastal Read More
South Louisiana Economic Council Partners with FOUR18 Intelligence for the Geaux Phish Pilot of the FOURSight Platform and Louisiana Cyber Resilience Service Bureau The Geaux Phish Pilot of the FOURSight Platform and Louisiana Cyber Resilience Service Bureau is aimed at helping high value or executive users gain a proactive approach to protect their business and Read More
SLEC’s COVID-19 Dashboard Indicator provides information in relation to the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the Bayou Region. You can view the full Dashboard on our COVID-19 Page, or by clicking HERE.
WEBINAR RECORDING: A discussion on how COVID-19 has impacted core competencies within business and how the overall business climate within Louisiana may change in relation to the management of human capital, changes in communications, Louisiana industry insights, IT infrastructure, and Cyber security as it relates to a remote workforce. Panelists: Stephen Waguespack — President & CEO Read More
As originally reported by the Office of the Governor: SBA loans of up to $2 million will aid Louisiana’s more than 440,000 small businesses Baton Rouge, LA — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that small businesses in all 64 Louisiana parishes will have access to federal Small Business Administration disaster aid in the wake of Read More
Thibodaux, LA — Vic Lafont, President & CEO of the South Louisiana Economic Council (SLEC), joined Gov. John Bel Edwards and Nicholls State University President Jay Clune on Friday to announce plans for a resource center to help Louisiana companies compete for coastal protection and restoration work across the Louisiana coast. The Louisiana Coastal Technical Read More