Southeastern LSBDC to host seminar on Louisiana business incentives

Monday, March 24, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University will offer a seminar on incentives for Louisiana businesses on Tuesday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The free seminar will be held at the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation, located at 21489 Koop Drive in Mandeville.

Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Southeastern SBDC, said tax incentive programs are offered in Louisiana for new and existing companies that are expanding and creating job opportunities. The incentives are typically in the form of sales and use tax rebates, tax credits, and tax exemptions.

"This program will provide a detailed overview that will include 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," she said. "The class is open to small business owners, certified public accountants, bankers and potential business owners interested in learning how to take advantage of the financial incentives provided through the state."

Program managers from Louisiana Economic Development will spend time with each attendee to answer questions and provide clarity on program administration and functions, Summers added.

There is no cost to attend the event; however, pre-registration is preferred, as seating is limited. For more information, contact LSBDC Southeastern at 985-549-3831. Online registration is available at


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