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St. Tammany EDF
21489 Koop Drive, Suite 7
Mandeville, LA 70471
phone (985) 809-7874
toll free (888) 868-3830
fax (985) 809-7596

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.




To assist the business community, STEDF engages in various partnerships:


Southeastern Louisiana University's Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) offers monthly counseling sessions in STEDF's offices. These free, individual, one-hour appointments are held on the second Thursday of each month. To schedule an appointment, call STEDF at 985-809-7874.

For further information on Southeastern's SBDC, visit the SBDC website or contact them at 985-549-3831.


St. Tammany Parish Development District
The St. Tammany Parish Development District was created by the Legislature as a political subdivision of the state. The District fosters business development through the issuance of bonds and takes other steps necessary to advance sustainable commerce.

STEDF acts as the management arm for the District.


The Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana (MEPOL) is Louisiana’s expert in integrated solutions driving strategic growth. We help businesses transform themselves into profit leaders. Our innovation strategies result in dramatic, state-of-the-art business and process improvements. MEPOL’s Innovation Engineering system is a proven, data-driven system where all elements of creating, communicating, and commercializing work together in synergy. All services are tailored to the individual needs of each manufacturer to maximize their profitability, productivity, and growth. 

For additional information on MEPOL and the services they provide, visit the MEPOL website or call 1-800-433-6965. Meetings are scheduled at the STEDF office on an as needed basis.


The Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (LA PTAC) was established to generate employment and improve the general economy of Louisiana by assisting business firms in obtaining and performing under the U.S. Department of Defense, other federal agencies, and state and local government contracts. Since 1989, LA PTAC has helped Louisiana businesses located in 54 parishes to secure more than $2.5 billion in government contracts.

For additional information on LA PTAC, visit the LA PTAC website or contact Cindy Carrier, Southeast LA Representative, at (225) 664-2600. Meetings are scheduled at the STEDF office on an as needed basis.


Revolving Loan Fund
STEDF offers short-term, low-interest financing to qualified businesses that will use the funds to create or retain jobs. This program is excellent for ''gap'' financing. For additional information on this program, please contact STEDF at (985) 809-7874.

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