Other Economic Development Related Websites 

The Center Affiliates


The EDA University Center at Southern University and A&M College- Baton Rouge is housed in the College of Business.The goal of the Center is to expand and revitalize economic development in Louisiana, by providing programs that enhance existing businesses and create new venture opportunities with a special focus on:  Job creation and workforce development, Advancing entrepreneurship and innovation, and Promoting international trade. The Center’s programs align with EDA’s investment priorities by addressing regions that are seeking: Global Competitiveness and Economically Distressed and Underserved Communities. In addition, the Center’s activities will contribute to EDA’s national strategic priorities by increasing access and availability of capital to small, medium-sized and ethnically diverse enterprises, information technology and by engaging in natural disaster mitigation.

The EDA University Center at Southern University 

News and Events

Job Creation and Workforce Development: 

Ferriday, Concordia Parish

Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish

White Castle, Iberville Parish

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish

What We Offer

For details and to register

visit sulc.edu/LaRuE


call 318-597-8981

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and Southern University Law Center invite you to learn more about how rural communities and businesses benefit from building relationships with Corporate and Native America. Topics will include workforce development, financial services, healthcare and more.

Any Question: 

Contact  Dr. Donald Andrews at 225-921-389

               Dr. Sung No at 225-773-8917

"2019 Creating Sustainable Neighborhood 

Developers Program: Mentorship Program"

A Nationally Awarded Program

  • Who can register:                                                                                        Any Perspective Neighborhood Developer or                      the Certified Neighborhood Developer

  • When: April 6 - May 11, 2019 (Saturdays 9:00 -1:00 pm)

  • Where: 313 Global Communication Center                                     (T.T. Allain Hall), College of Business,                                    Southern University A&M College, BTR, LA.

 Serving Parishes

         Research Reports

LaRuE Development Summit

Sunday -Tuesday, July 7-9, 2019

Caldwell                               Concordia                                     East Baton Rouge                              East Carroll                             East Feliciana 

Franklin                                Iberville                                           Livingston                                            Madison                                  Morehouse

Ouachita                              Pointe Coupee                               Richland                                                Tangipahoa                            Tensas 

Union                                     Washington                                    West Baton Rouge                             West Carroll​                           West Feliciana​

St. Helena