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At McNeese, you'll develop professional relationships with instructors that larger schools cannot provide. Our innovative curriculum provides students with general and specific knowledge and skills needed in the job market. We maintain strong links to the professional community and regularly bring current professional expertise and knowledge into the classroom learning environment. With the thriving economy of Southwest Lousiana, we serve as a resource for education, research, economic development and community service. Our faculty are engaged in community-based research and provide economic data and information through the H.C. Drew Center for Economic and Business Analysis. We also work to advance and improve the Southwest Lousiana Economic Development Alliance and McNeese's Louisiana Small Business Development Center.
The H.C. Drew Center for Business and Economic Analysis collects and disseminates economic development information and data specifically pertaining to the economy of Southwest Louisiana. The center maintains an economic development database that includes information on population, employment and unemployment, wages and salaries, cost-of-living measures, taxable sales, and other regional economic indicators. The database is used to gauge the current status of the regional economy, and to identify areas of strength and weakness as well as emerging future trends. Regional economic development information is disseminated electronically as well as through community economic development conferences and specialized workshops. The center's database and reports can be found here.
The LSBDC program is designed to meet the management and technical assistance needs of the small business community in Southwest Louisiana. We assist small businesses in all aspects of strategic and tactical planning.
The center provides counselors for counseling, workshops, and seminars to keep small businesses abreast of current events and changing trends in today's world of business. We work within the College of Business to utilize the faculty and student resources of McNeese to assess ideas and develop business plans. The center also maintains a resource library with information on managing a business, and assists clients with finding information from far-reaching state and national resources.