News Alert: Louisiana Small Business Development Center Network
Posted: 9/7/2012 11:03:56 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

Businesses affected by Hurricane Isaac can find free “one-stop” business assistance at 9 Business Recovery Centers across Southeast Louisiana.

Business owners seeking assistance regarding the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program can meet one-on-one with specialists from the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

All existing SBA loans may be eligible for a deferment, on a case-by-case basis.


SBA customer service representatives will be available to:

  • Answer questions about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan and other loan programs
  • Issue loan applications and explain the application process
  • Help business owners complete their applications
  • Answer questions and provide information regarding previous SBA disaster loans for possible deferral

LSBDC consultants will be available to:

  • Provide long-term, no-cost business counseling
  • Provide financial, marketing, and management planning assistance
  • Identify immediate needs of the business
  • Help re-establish operations or plan for the future
  • Help update or rewrite business plans
  • Provide loan preparation support
  • Assist with preparing loan deferral requests
  • Help prepare business continuity plans

All counseling services are free. For additional information, contact a Business Recovery Center listed below or visit www.lsbdc.org.


Business Recovery Centers

Jefferson Parish

Coastal Communities Consulting

Hong Kong Shopping Center  

925 Behrman Highway, Suite 17

Terry Town, LA 70056

Thursday and Friday

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Opens September 7th

Jefferson Parish
UNO Jefferson Center

3330 N. Causeway Blvd, Suite 422

Metarie, LA 70002

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Opens September 7th

Jefferson Parish
JEDCO

700 Churchill Parkway

Avondale, LA 70094

Monday and Tuesday

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Opens September 10th

Orleans Parish

JOB1 Business and Career Solution Center

Goodwill Building

3400 Tulane Avenue, Suite 2400

New Orleans, LA  70130

Monday and Tuesday

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open September 10th

St. John the Baptist Parish

Business Resource Center

2015 West Airline Highway

La Place, LA 70068

Thursday and Friday

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Open September 13th

St. Bernard Parish

Gulf Coast Bank

1801 E. Judge Perez

Chalmette, LA  70043

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Open September 10th

St. Tammany Parish

St. Tammany Economic
Development Foundation

21489 Koop Drive

Mandeville, LA 70471

Monday and Tuesday

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Open September 10th

St. Tammany Parish
City of Slidell Mayor’s Office

2055 Second Street
2nd floor

Slidell, LA 70458

Thursday and Friday

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Opens September 7th

Plaquemines Parish

Fisheries Assistance Center

8018 Hwy 23
(Regions Bank Bldg)

Belle Chasse, LA 70037

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Open September 10th



The Louisiana Economic Development and U.S. Small Business Administration opened business recovery centers to provide immediate assistance to small business owners impacted by Hurricane Isaac.

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