Providing Relief for Black Businesses during COVID-19

Ford Motor Company and the Ford Motor Company Fund have partnered with the National Urban League to launch the Emergency Capital Access Program (ECAP).  ECAP is a programmatic initiative that seeks to provide immediate access to capital for Black business owners – an important but often overlooked pillar of the economy – who are currently at a competitive disadvantage for accessing government or foundation relief available due to COVID-19.

Meeting the short-term financial needs of microenterprises and small businesses in East Baton Rouge Parish.

OUR MISSION

The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is the Urban League of Louisiana’s statewide entrepreneurial development organization.  As the organization continues to evolve, we are deploying deliberate, innovative, place-based programming and services to entrepreneurs in communities across Louisiana. Our mission is to provide impactful support to women and minority entrepreneurs that wish to create and grow scalable, profitable and sustainable business ventures.

UPCOMING EVENTS

WOMEN'S BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER (WBRC)

CONTRACTOR'S RESOURCE CENTER NEW ORLEANS (CRC - GNO)

CONTRACTOR'S RESOURCE CENTER BATON ROUGE (CRC - BR)

LADOTD DBE SUPPORT SERVICES

BY THE NUMBERS

(2020 Numbers)

CLIENTS SERVED

TRAINING ATTENDEES

COUNSELING HOURS

CLIENTS COUNSELED

HOURS OF TRAINING

TRAINING SESSIONS

JOBS CREATED

BUSINESSES CREATED

GET IN TOUCH

CEI STAFF

Klassi Duncan

Joshua Combs

Director, Small Business Funding
jcombs@urbanleaguela.org

Frank Johnson

Senior Business Advisor/Contractor Specialist
fjohnson@urbanleaguela.org

Erica Fontenot