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Workshop highlights state incentive programs that support Louisiana businesses

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Louisiana Economic Development (LED) will host a free business incentives workshop Wednesday, May 19, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Walker. Local sponsors include the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University, Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce and Livingston Economic Development Corporation.  
     The workshop is open to small business owners, certified public accountants, bankers and potential business owners interested in learning how to take advantage of the state’s financial incentives provided through LED.
     The workshop will be held at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center, 9261 Florida Blvd., in Walker. Workshop presenters include representatives of the Louisiana Department of Revenue and Louisiana Workforce Commission.
     Participants will learn about program rules and application processes for: Enterprise Zone, Industrial Tax Exemption, Restoration Tax Abatement, Research and Development, Small Business Loan Guaranty, Technology Commercialization and Quality Jobs.
Certified public accountants can also earn continuing professional education credits for attending the workshop.
     There is no cost to attend but preregistration is preferred, and only preregistered attendees are guaranteed seating. For more information or to register, contact the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern at 225-664-6638, or

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