The purpose of the Northeast Louisiana Business and Community Development Center (NLBCDC) is to advance entrepreneurship and to support economic and community development in the northeast Louisiana Delta region. The NLBCDC offers business owners resources and services designed to support and sustain a successful business. The small business incubator provides facilities and administrative assistance to fledgling companies thus allowing them to focus on the development or expansion of their business. Training and opportunities that directly impact the quality of life and stimulate economic growth will be offered in communities comprising the targeted region.


Welcome to new incubator tenants, Kim Ross and Teresa Brooks! Kim is the CEO of KR Publishing, a publishing house focused on fashion and the law. Teresa owns QBE Services, offering essential business and tax services to the small business community. Visit Kim in Stubbs 107 and Teresa in Stubbs 104.

06/03/15 11:47

Welcome to My Wants for Educators, owned by incubator tenant Kelsi Guidry. This Horace Mann affiliated agency offers insurance and financial products to those involved in the educational process. Visit Kelsi and My Wants for Educators in Stubbs 124.

04/30/15 15:50

Welcome to new incubator tenants, Danita Bright and Ruesion Lyons! Danita is the founder of nonprofit City of Refuge Pantry, an outreach to children in local schools. Ruesion is the owner of Majesty Manufacturing Corporation, manufacturing essential oils and cosmetics. Visit Danita in Stubbs 218B and Ruesion in Stubbs 112.

04/30/15 15:40

Welcome to new incubator tenants, Jill Rowan & Melissa Bynes-Brooks! Jill is a Rodan & Fields Independent Consultant and Melissa is the owner of Brooks Home Sleep Study Testing Center. Visit Jill in Stubbs 123 and Melissa in Stubbs 203.

03/25/15 10:46

Congratulations to incubator tenant Ieshea Jones! The owner of Direnzic Technology & Consulting, Ieshea is being recognized by the Monroe-West Monroe Business & Professional Women March 31 for Women's History Month. Ieshea was previously selected by Delta Business for the Top 20 under 40 and by Silicon Bayou 100 as one of the top 100 influential people in technology and entrepreneurship in Louisiana. The full story can be found at

03/24/15 09:26

Welcome to new incubator tenants Angelique Realty and Kimble Energy Services. Angelique Realty, owned by licensed realtor/broker Tabitha Hollins, works with buyers and sellers of residential, commercial and investment properties. Kimble Energy Services, owned by Glenn Heckard, is a service provider to the petro chemical industry. Glenn has over 35 years of experience in the gas and oil industry.

03/16/15 16:09

The incubator is expanding! We have renovated an additional floor and offices are currently being leased. If you are interested in taking a tour, please contact us at or call 318.342.1143.

01/27/15 12:48

Many thanks to Scott Rogers at the News Star for this outstanding feature article on the incubator and tenant companies, Cypress Entertainment and Direnzic Technology & Consulting -

Learn more about Cypress Entertainment at and Direnzic Technology & Consulting at

09/22/14 11:05

Congratulations to incubator tenants Alberta Green, owner of ABG Counseling & Career Consulting and Ieshea Jones, founder and CEO of Direnzic Technology & Consulting for being selected for the Top 20 under 40 Award! We are so proud of your accomplishments and for achieving this well deserved recognition!

08/26/14 09:57

Congratulations to My Wants and owner, Kelsi Guidry, for being honored with the Micro Business Award at the West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards Program. Read the article at

07/23/14 16:48

Congratulations to incubator tenant company, Accelerated Business Exchange. Owner Reggie Fontana placed 2nd in the LA Startup Prize July qualifying event. Accelerated Business Exchange moves on to the final event in September, competing for $50,000 in prizes! Read about the event at

07/23/14 16:21

Cypress Entertainment receives national recognition! Check out their mention in Adweek -

03/21/14 09:32