The SWLA Entrepreneurial & Economic Development Center
SEED Center Rendering
On Ryan Street across from McNeese State University
Southwest Louisiana
Entrepreneurial &

The foundation for growth and development has been laid in Southwest Louisiana with the groundbreaking for the Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development (SEED) Center.
Located across Ryan Street from McNeese State University, the SEED Center is a one-stop economic development shop housing regional organizations such as the SWLA Alliance which is comprised of the Chamber SWLA, the Alliance Foundation, and the public SWLA Partnership for Economic Development as well as the IMCAL Regional Planning Commission and the McNeese State University Small Business Development Center.

The SWLA Economic Development Alliance, in conjunction with the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the City of Lake Charles, and McNeese State University, has been working on this project since before Hurricane Rita.

If you are a small business currently working from home or someone looking to start their own business, you can be a tenant at the SEED Center.

Visit the SEED Center Incubator website for more information.

Becoming A ClientA place where you can learn how to do business while you conduct business.
DiSC ProgramFor over 30 years DiSC has been used to transform individuals, teams and organizations.
Resource Partners Access to additional resource partners is available to all SEED Center tenants.
WKI Pre-Incubation A turnkey system to assess the incubation readiness of pre-venture entrepreneurs and their ideas.



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