About the SLBC


About the SLBC


Southeastern has a long-standing commitment to facilitate economic development and to support the work of economic development organizations, agencies, and professionals. Twenty years ago, Southeastern expended $1.5 million in resources to purchase and renovate a building that would become a regional one-stop shop for economic and business development activity the five-parish region of Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes. 

The facility, known as the Southeast Louisiana Business center (SLBC), is a 17,000 square-foot, two-story, New Orleans French Quarter style building with close proximity to I-12 and I-55 and just off the main campus. The Center has thirty-seven offices, five conference rooms of varying sizes, a 75-person capacity conference center, private parking, and on-site professional management. Located on 1514 Martens Drive, the most prominent tenants include those associated with the incubator, the Louisiana Small Business Center and the Business Research Center.


SLBC outside


Map and Directions

map of center

Click here for directions to our center.


What is an incubator?


A small business incubator is a facility designed to assist new and transitioning businesses become established and profitable by providing facilities, advice, business services and support. According to the National Business Incubation Association, the overall success rate for businesses that begin in an incubator is 80 percent.
Small business incubator residents are provided with an initial place of operation and a supportive environment in which to grow their businesses. The incubator provides young start-ups the business support, financial strategy and marketing expertise that come with being in close proximity to highly skilled business consultants. The incubator period is normally one to three years, during which time the fledgling business becomes established before graduating into the wider business community.


If you want to join the many success stories and start developing your business here at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center’s incubator, please contact us at 985-549-3831.



Off-campus but within the footprint of SLU, only blocks from the I-55 Corridor

Move in today

Lots of meeting and conference space, plus office spaces wired for phone and high-speed internet

Low-risk, high-reward

Pay only for what you need, when you need it -short and long-term leases available


Network with other emerging companies and venture capitalists, and with boardbased area economic partners

Consulting and training

Southeastern's Small Business Development Center offers counseling and training concerning startup, business planning, financing, marketing, employees and taxes

Services Included in the Rent

  • Management consulting
  • Basic utilities
  • Convenient parking
  • Building security
  • Janitorial services
  • Professional building management
  • Professional receptionist
  • Facsimile
  • Conference room use

Fee-For-Use Services

  • Clerical support
  • Photocopying
  • Mail and overnight deliver services
  • Phone and internet lines
  • Voice mail
  • Student workers
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Office equipment


Conference Rooms

The Center has a number of conference rooms available for Center residents and visitors. Included with our conference services:

  • Professional meeting or function space
  • Flexible seating and capacity
  • Flip charts, white board, retractable screen, PowerPoint capabilities, basic audiovisual equipment (1080p projectors and 36" screen)
  • Full-service Business Center use including fax, copy machine, CBG binder, scanner (additional fees may apply)
  • Internet connectivity (additional fees apply)