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Office of Economic Development

Office of Economic Development


The McNeese State University Office of Economic Development's (OED) mission is to promote and support economic development and innovation in Southwest Louisiana and the state. 


OED's goal is to work with businesses, industries, state agencies, and the community to identify and facilitate opportunity to leverage the resources and expertise within the University. 

The University contributes to economic development through creating an educated workforce, leading innovation efforts, offering professional development and customized workforce development programs, conducting applied research to solve local problems, cultivating a regional innovation ecosystem, fostering student business incubation, and facilitating regional growth and prosperity.