Louisiana Economic Development, local economic development organizations and federal agencies are combining forces to host free Gulf Opportunity (GO) Zone Workshops in five Louisiana communities. The seminars will offer local business owners, developers and practitioners a detailed view of how to take advantage of the post-hurricane incentive package.
Experts from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other state and local agencies will inform participants on the tax breaks and bonding options available under the GO Zone Act. These workshops will be particularly valuable for small businesses that may not have considered GO Zone incentives to help restore or expand their companies.
Workshops are scheduled in the following communities from 8 a.m. - noon:
May 24, 2006, Houma Civic Center
Contact South Louisiana Economic Council at 985-448-4485 or
www.slec.org for more information.
June 12, 2006, River Oaks
Contact Acadiana Economic Development Council at 337-593-1411 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
June 13, 2006, Southeastern’s University Center
Contact Southeastern Louisiana University Small Business Development Center at
email@example.com for more information.
June 14, 2006, Elegant Affairs
Contact Ascension Economic Development Corporation at 225-675-1750 for more information.
The first GO Zone Workshop was held in Lake Charles on May 17.