New Orlean BioInnovation Center

The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. The Center received support from the SBA through the 2016 Growth Accelerator Fund competition.

The mission of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is to improve the lives of Louisianians, and the company’s Foundation is an important part of that corporate social responsibility. Through community outreach and charitable giving, our Foundation enables more people in Louisiana to access healthcare.

JPMorgan Chase supports the Center through the Small Business Forward initiative, a five year, $30 million grant program that supports small businesses by connecting them to critical resources to help them grow faster, create jobs and strengthen local economies.

Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state’s business environment and creating a more vibrant Louisiana economy. Learn more about special incentive programs available to Louisiana businesses and entrepreneurs at LED’s website.

For more than 125 years, Baker Donelson has built a reputation for achieving results for our clients, both nationally and internationally, on a wide range of legal matters. As the 60th largest law firm in the U.S., Baker Donelson gives clients access to a team of more than 800 attorneys and public policy advisors representing more than 30 practice areas, all seamlessly connected across 25 offices to serve virtually any legal and policy need.

Jones Walker LLP, with more than 375 attorneys, provides a comprehensive range of legal services to a national and international corporate client base through offices in Alabama, Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Ohio and Texas.

With more than 600 professionals serving diverse clients across the United States, Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC (P&N) is a top 100 U.S. accounting and business advisory firm and an established Gulf South leader. We provide comprehensive accounting and audit, tax, technology and business consulting services, backed by 65 years of experience and the depth of resources to consistently deliver uncompromising quality and responsive, innovative services.

P&N Tech is a resource for businesses and governmental agencies seeking implementation and consulting regarding their IT systems. By combining extensive technology and business process knowledge, P&N Tech provides a truly innovative approach to your information technology needs.

The Downtown Development District drives the development of Downtown New Orleans and is the catalyst for a prosperous, stimulating and innovative heart of the Crescent City. The DDD does this by cultivating economic development in such industries as bioscience, the arts, digital media and tourism, ensuring Downtown is clean and safe, serving as the voice and advocate for Downtown’s future and promoting Downtown as a world-class destination for residents and visitors.

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.

The Disaster Recovery Unit is within the Division of Administration’s Office of Community Development is dedicated to helping Louisiana’s citizens recovery from hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. As the state’s central point for hurricane recovery, the OCD-DRU manages the most extensive rebuilding effort in American history, working closely with local, state and federal partners to ensure that Louisiana recovers safer, stronger and smarter than before.

Greater New Orleans, Inc. is a regional economic development alliance serving the 10-parish region of Southeast Louisiana. The organization’s mission is to serve as the catalyst for wealth creation in Southeastern Louisiana. GNO, Inc. will accomplish this by pursuing an aggressive agenda of business development—marketing the region—and product development—improving regional business conditions through policy, workforce, and research initiatives.

The LVC’s mission is to focus existing interdisciplinary strengths in the basic and translational science of microbial pathogenesis, host immunity and vaccine research at three major Louisiana universities, LSUHSC-New Orleans, Tulane University Health Sciences Center and Xavier University of Louisiana, in order to establish a tower of strength in infectious disease research and development and provide a pathway for discoveries to be translated into new vaccines and therapies.

The law firm of Graffagnini + Associates, LLC focuses on legal and business issues for entrepreneurs and investors. The firm offers a full array of services for businesses and individuals, including corporate and transactional work as well as litigation in court.

The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst for business energy focused on creating sustainable economic growth and improving the quality of life for all of our citizens and visitors. By joining the Chamber, you can realize your true business potential.

The Louisiana Business & Technology Center (LBTC), an integral part of the E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University, endeavors to enhance economic development in Louisiana through the support of existing small businesses and the development of new businesses. The LBTC strives to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses with access to the resources they need to grow and attain long-term success.

The DRA is a federal-state partnership working to stimulate economic development in the 252-county/parish Mississippi delta area in the 8-state delta region. The DRA supports the Center’s technical assistance program.

The EDA helps distressed communities address problems associated with long-term economic distress, as well as sudden and severe economic dislocations. They provide programs, funding opportunities and investment awards to communities in need. The EDA supports NOBIC’s Commercialization program.

The Louisiana Business Incubation Association (LBIA) is a state association of business incubators and their supporters. LBIA was established to promote alliances among incubators, governmental agencies, and professional economic developers in order to promote the growth and diversification of our state’s businesses and economy.

Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 152,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.

Xavier University’s College of Pharmacy graduates excel in areas that include traditional community and hospital pharmacy practices, ambulatory care, nuclear pharmacy, home infusion, industry, research and professional organization management administration.


Tulane Health Sciences has four divisions: the School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University Hospital and Clinic, all in downtown New Orleans, and the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Covington, La.

The New Orleans Busi­ness Alliance (NOLABA) is the offi­cial non-profit orga­ni­za­tion tasked with lead­ing eco­nomic devel­op­ment ini­tia­tives for the City of New Orleans. NOLABA is a public-private part­ner­ship between the City of New Orleans and pri­vate investors from the local community.

Research at the University of New Orleans is continuing at a record pace.  Currently, 45 researchers work in bioscience related areas at UNO and account for approximately $5 million in NIH funding in addition to $35 million of other sponsored program related revenue in areas such as Assisted Reproductive Biology, Conservation Biology, Population Genetics, Coastal Restoration, and Bio-nanotechnology.

LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans has focused its energies along its four-part mission: Education, Research, Patient Care, and Community Outreach.  The six professional schools at LSUHSC in New Orleans prepare over 70% of the state’s healthcare professionals in a wide range of disciplines.

Eagan Insurance Agency is one of the oldest, locally owned, independent insurance agencies in the New Orleans area. Established in 1954, Eagan is proud of its reputation for integrity, stability and strength. The agency offers a comprehensive commercial property and casualty department, a vital personal lines division with a unit specializing in the affluent client, and a rapidly growing employee benefits arena.