Thursday, February 09, 2006


Office space in New Orleans for businesses in need

Sorry to post the whole thing, but this was an e-mail release...

BATON ROUGE, LA. - Louisiana Economic Development (LED) has teamed up with Louisiana Technology Council (LTC) to develop a business recovery and office incubator center for Greater New Orleans small businesses hard hit by Hurricane Katrina. The center will serve as temporary office space for displaced businesses and is equipped with donations from the Pittsburgh Technology Council (15 laptop computers), Cox Business Services (high-speed internet and phone service) and Waldemar S. Nelson Company (office furnishings).

The center can accommodate up to 13 companies in its 1,500-square-foot space located next to the LTC at 1215 Prytania Street, Suite 329, in New Orleans and is available now.. Each company located at the center will pay a small fee for the space and services provided. The LTC also expects to provide tech support and business-growth services to participants.

"Ninety percent of Louisiana's businesses are small businesses," said LED Secretary Michael Olivier. "For those affected by the hurricanes, getting back on their feet is both a challenge and an opportunity. By supporting existing companies and helping develop new ones, we expect this center to contribute to sustaining and creating high-quality opportunities for New Orleans area tech sector entrepreneurs."

Mark Lewis, president of the LTC says, "We are very pleased to join efforts with LED on this initiative. We are committed to developing the technology industry to its fullest while at the same time helping other businesses with their needs." As time goes on, the center will be transformed to a business incubator to foster commercialization of technology ideas developed in Louisiana, according to Lewis.

The LTC Center is part of an LED-supported Business Counseling Center network with locations in Baton Rouge, Houma/Thibodeaux, Lake Charles and Greater New Orleans. In most centers, multiple partners combine to offer comprehensive services, including one-on-one sustainable business planning assistance and recovery information.

Anyone interested in the Louisiana Technology Council Center should contact Lee Pryor at 504-304-2912 or

The mission of Louisiana Economic Development is to provide excellence in leadership, policy and programs to create a business climate enabling public-private linkages, which result in capital investment, a diversified economic base and quality job opportunities for all Louisiana citizens. For more information, visit

This sort of thing is so desperately needed-- I appreciate the information.
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