Building a Resilient Business Community
Following the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center was established to provide support to the business community in times of disaster.
The LABEOC was founded on June 1, 2010, by the National Incident Management Systems and Advanced Technologies (NIMSAT) Institute at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The team oversees the daily operations and mobilizes during an activation. The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and Louisiana Economic Development collaborate with NIMSAT on this mission to ensure preparedness and rapid response to emergencies.
Our goal is to assist Louisiana businesses and non-profit organizations in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts to ensure community stability, resilience, and economic revitalization.
The LABEOC is a collaboration between businesses, volunteer organizations, and the public sector in Louisiana and beyond. It aims to enhance response capabilities, promote self-sufficiency, and reduce dependence on FEMA and other federal support, with the goal of restoring normal business operations as swiftly as possible and ensuring economic stability.
Activations & Response
If you have questions about our mission, or how we support businesses, please contact us.