Louisiana Small Business Development Centers and the city of Vidalia have an agreement to open a small business development center satellite office at the Vidalia Technology Center.

The center will help small startup businesses get off the ground and help established small businesses grow.

“In keeping with the statewide LSBDC and Louisiana Economic Development initiative for rural outreach, the state LSBDC office at UL-Monroe is pleased to strengthen the partnership with the city of Vidalia,” said Rande Kessler, LSBDC state director.

The announcement was made by U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

“I am pleased to announce this new partnership that will improve entrepreneurship in rural areas of Central and Northeast Louisiana,” Landrieu said. “Vidalia is a dynamic city that anchors the Delta Region and is an excellent location to host this satellite office.