To provide a variety of business options, and expand economic opportunities that are designed primarily to benefit low and moderate income persons.
The Business Development Unit is comprised of the following business opportunities and neighborhood initiative programs:
Economic Development Initiative (EDI) Loan Program
The Business & Entrepreneurial Skills Training (BEST) Program
Technical Assistance Partner Agencies.
The unit provides financial business assistance, general business counseling, educational opportunities, and direction on state business tax incentive programs such as Enterprise Zone, Restoration Tax Abatement and Quality Jobs – Louisiana Incentive Programs