Business incubator to open in Lake Charles

Ceremonies are planned Aug. 16 to formally open the Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development Center.

Adrian Wallace, director of the business incubator, said construction of the 50,000-square-foot building has been completed but interior fixtures are still being installed.

George Swift, executive director of the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, says the incubator will serve five parishes.

In addition to housing the Alliance, the building also will headquarter the McNeese State University Small Business Development Center, the Service Corps of Retired Executives and the Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

The facility is a partnership of McNeese State, the Alliance, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and the city of Lake Charles.