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Small & Emerging Business Program
Our Small and Emerging Business Program is designed to provide small and emerging businesses with contracting/purchasing opportunities to level the playing field.  We hope to enhance economic development within the Parish by development of these businesses.

  • Net Worth of your business must be less than $1,500,000
  • 51% of the business is owned by individuals with a personal net worth  of $400,000 or less

How to Register
Obtain registration forms from the Purchasing Department or download (see quick links to the right).
  • Complete the forms and have them notarized
  • Return the forms to the Purchasing Division
  • Businesses meeting all qualifications will receive Parish certification
Incentives to Become Certified
  • Opportunity to strengthen your business
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Networking Opportunities

Reciprocol Local Recognition
The Parish will recognize other small business certification programs from:
  • City of  Shreveport
  • Small Business Administration 8a
  • Louisiana Department of Economic Development, Small and Emerging Business
  • Caddo Parish School Board