How to Start a Business

St. Landry Parish citizens have an entrepreneurial spirit unique in the Greater Acadiana region.  The parish's business base is primarily comprised of many small, medium, and family - owned businesses that were conceived, developed and grown right here in St. Landry.

To support local and small business development, SLED is also home to the Cajun Acceleration Station, an accelerator for small businesses.  Its mission is to foster a community where new and growing businesses create jobs and opportunities for residents, increasing quality of life, population and prosperity.

Business Resources

Starting a business can be overwhelming.  Please see multiple resources you may need listed here.  Our job is to help you succeed.  Let us help you with questions navigating permits and government process and any other issues that may arise.  Our network of information sources, databases, contacts, and programs can help you launch your business successfully.  Call St. Landry Economic Development now at 337.948.1391.

Local Resources

St. Landry Parish Economic Development
Any and All Business Activity/Questions
337.948.1391
Website

Building Inspections/Permits
Commercial and Residential
337.948.0388
Website

St. Landry Parish Airport
337.407.1551
Website

Public Work
Road Improvements, Storm Water Drainage, Public Landfill Use
337.407.0950
Website

Cajun Acceleration Station
Startup Services for businesses
337.948.1391
Email

State & Federal Resources

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Environmental Permits
225.219.5337
Website

Louisiana Secretary of State
Register Business
225.922.2880
Website

Louisiana Workforce Commission
Post Job, Find Employees, Tax Credits, Unemployment Insurance & Research
225.342.3111
Website

Louisiana Office of State Purchasing
Procurement Process for LA
225.219.4962
Website

Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals
Food Enterprise Permit, Well & Septic
225.342.9500
Website

Small Business Administration
Startup, Expand, Finanicing, Grants, License,
Permits, HUB Zone
800.827.5722
Website

Internal Revenue Service
Federal Employer ID Number, Taxes
337.269.4036
Website

Census
Demographic & Market Research
800.923.8282
Website

Networking & Professional Association

St. Landry Chamber of Commerce
337.942.2683
Website

Eunice Chamber of Commerce
337.457.2565
Website

Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana - Acadiana (MEPOL)
Services for Louisiana Manufacturers
337.482.6767
Website

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers - Acadiana (LA- PTAC)
Assist businesses operating under the U.S. Department of Defense
800.206.3545
Website

Acadiana Small Business Development Center
Business Planning and Seminars
337.456.1837
Website

SCORE - Acadiana
Counseling from Former Executives
337.200.0431
Website

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