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University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Name of UC Louisiana Entrepreneurship & Economic Development Center (LEED)
Location 537 Cajundome Blvd. Suite 111 Lafayette, LA 70506
EDA Regional Office Austin
Year One 2018
Contact Geoffrey Stewart, Director ([email protected])
Principal Investigator(s) Jonathan Shirley, Center Program and Operations Manager, [email protected], 337-482-5915
Website https://business.louisiana.edu/leed
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The proposed UL Lafayette University Center - Louisiana Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center (LEED), will focus upon leveraging university assets to build regional economic ecosystems that support innovation and high-growth entrepreneurship by providing technical assistance and support to: businesses and economic development agencies; entrepreneurs; rural and underserved minority populations not connected to economic development resources; and regional commercialization efforts. The College is uniquely positioned to support EDA’s efforts and to provide the following scope of work: encouraging business expansion within the region's innovation clusters, advancing high-growth entrepreneurship, cultivating innovation, and supporting the region's commercialization efforts.


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