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Town of Independence Economic Development

The Town of Independence is ready to accommodate new businesses moving to our town and working with our current businesses in their expansion projects. In Independence, we pride ourselves in providing unbeatable personal attention. We want you to locate in our town and we are willing to work with you and your business to make it happen. Additionally, we want our current businesses to expand and be successful. Our town administration is ready to lend a helping hand and grow with you and your plans.



Tangipahoa Parish Economic Development Foundation

The Tangipahoa Parish Economic Development Foundation’s mission is to identify opportunities and lead efforts to attract new jobs and investment, enhance the climate or retention and expansion of existing business, address education and workforce development needs, and provide advocacy for economic development public policy on behalf of all Tangipahoa Parish citizens and businesses. Their Strategic Aims are to:

• Attract new jobs and investment
• Enhance the climate for retention and expansion of existing business
• Address education and workforce development needs
• Provide advocacy for economic development public policy
• Build strong relationships with partners at the state, regional, and local level

For more information, services and opportunities the Tangipahoa Parish Economic Development Foundation can offer, please click here.



Louisiana Economic Development

More businesses are taking advantage of Tangipahoa Parish’s and Louisiana's code for success: competitive incentives, a skilled workforce, a business-friendly tax environment and a unique quality of life. The goal for Louisiana Economic Development is to attract and retain as many business as possible. For ways the Louisiana Economic Development can help your business, please click here.



Louisiana Small Business Development Center

Southeastern Louisiana University Campus
Since 1984, the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) has provided the tools and resources necessary to help businesses grow and compete in an increasingly challenging global economy. The LSBDC offers FREE business consulting and affordable training seminars designed to help small businesses attract customers, improve operations, increase sales, and successfully access capital. The LSBDC interactions may be brief or long-term, but their ultimate objective is to improve Louisiana’s economy through job creation and increased tax revenues and with an eye on the Louisiana Governors Vision 2020 Plan. The center is funded by the US Small Business Administration, Louisiana Economic Development, and Southeastern Louisiana University.