The regional planning and resource center for eight parishes (counties) in South Central Louisiana ...

Acadia .. Evangeline .. Iberia .. Lafayette
St. Landry .. St. Martin .. St. Mary .. Vermilion

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Serving Business and Local Governments in the areas of ...

Economic Development .. Business Startup and Development
Training and Workshops ... Business Loans .. State Data Center
Rural Business Development .. Disaster Recovery
Redevelopment of Abandoned Petroleum Sites

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Lunch & Learn Computer Training Sessions Featuring Microsoft Office, Google Analytics, Virtualization  from August 6 through August 22, 2013 presented by Louisiana Convergence ServicesExperience two hours of hands-on learning by a Microsoft Office Certified Instructor and a light lunch for $19.95.  Get a taste of what Louisiana Convergence Services can do for your business.   Eighteen separate sessions available on different topics starting 10am and12:00 with lunch, at ARDD, 208 West Gloria Switch Road.  Reservations required. Please go to or contact Patricia Caldwell at (225) 266-0572 or email for reservations and information.

Delta Regional Authority Announces 2013 Economic Assistance
Applications for Development Projects Invited from 252 Delta Counties and Parishes [..]

Small Business Loan and Guaranty Program
The Louisiana Economic Development Small Business Loan and Guaranty Program facilitate capital accessibility for small businesses by providing loan guarantees to banks and other small business lenders in association with the federal State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). [..]

State of Louisiana Re-Opening Business Recovery Loan Program
LA Office of Community Development is now accepting new applications for the Project-Based Opportunity Program which aims to address unmet business recovery needs [..]

Parishes recieve $900k in grants
Vermilion and St. Martin Parishes receive Coastal Impact Assistance Program grants [..]

US Commerce Department Promotes Morgan City Port Improvements
EDA grant expected to create or save over 500 jobs. U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced a $1.75 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District of Morgan City [...]

Seafood Market On Web
Looking for fresh seafood? Port program matches fishermen with customers [...]

Disaster Recovery Planning Assistance Available
ARDD has been awarded a 3-year Technical Assistance Grant from EDA to provide services to the communities [...]

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ARDD is currently taking applications from individuals who are interested in applying for a low-rate business loan. Click here for eligibility requirements.

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