NOTICE: See Attached FEMA News Release of the extension of the APPLICATION DEADLINE to November 14, 2016

Louisiana Disaster Assistance Deadline Extended In the tables below is Ascension Parish SBA disaster application and lending activity current to October 11, 2016 for your information. The Individual line represents homeowners and renters. The Business line includes both physical damage and EIDL (economic injury) applicants. The Small Business Administration is a federal partner with FEMA… Read more »



LABI Announces Small Business Rebirth Awards

Baton Rouge, La. (September 12, 2016) – The Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund announced $350,000 in grants to 57 small businesses impacted by the August flooding across South Louisiana. Within the first week, the grant program received more than 600 applications, exhausting funding and underscoring the tremendous need among small businesses, as well as the… Read more »


State Offers Scholarships For Contractor Program In Flood-Impacted Areas

Six-week course for emerging construction companies to be offered throughout Louisiana 9.6.16 – BATON ROUGE, La. — Small contractors in Louisiana’s flood-affected regions can qualify for a limited number of scholarships when registering for an innovative new program to help small construction companies build a solid foundation for business growth and success. The Louisiana Contractors… Read more »


Crown Crafts Reports Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Results

GONZALES, La., Aug. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crown Crafts, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRWS) (the “Company”) today reported results for the fiscal 2017 first quarter, which ended July 3, 2016. Crown Crafts “Net income remained strong and gross profit increased as a percentage of net sales in the first quarter, which historically is our weakest quarter of… Read more »


Gonzales location of international Emerson Process Management is a one-stop service center

The Advocate – Ellyn Couvillion ecouvillion@theadvocate AUG 7, 2016 – 4:37 PM Before the 148,000-square-foot, $20 million Emerson Process Management service center opened about a year ago in Gonzales, the international company had five locations in the Baton Rouge area, all doing different work. Emerson, which provides engineered products and technology for process industries, had… Read more »



Gov. Edwards, LPFA And Louisiana Surety Association Announce Bonding Assistance Program For Small Contractors

7.5.06 BATON ROUGE, La. — Gov. John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority and the Louisiana Surety Association announced today an innovative program to provide small construction companies with greater access to major construction projects. The Bonding Assistance Program, administered by Louisiana Economic Development, builds on Gov. Edwards’ commitment to strengthening the small business… Read more »