The disasters that have shaken Southeast Louisiana over the last five years – from hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Ike to the BP oil spill in April 2010 – have created a challenging environment for the small business owners and entrepreneurs who drive the region’s economy. Nonetheless, savvy business owners have sought to take advantage of available opportunities even during difficult times.
Seedco Financial, with over five years of experience in economic development and homeownership projects in Louisiana, has delivered critical assistance to these small business owners as they rebuild their livelihoods and provide for their families.
By providing loans with fair terms during critical times, Seedco Financial has helped small business owners and entrepreneurs—particulaly minority- and women-owned businesses—obtain capital to grow and invest in their businesses, hire new people, and seize opportunity during the downturn.
Seedco Financial: Making a Difference for Louisianans
L’Hoste Citrus, located in Plaquemines Parish, is the state’s largest organic citrus farm. It sells navel oranges, ruby red grapefruit, Meyer lemons, and satsumas at various outlets, including farmers’ markets in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. We offered L’Hoste Citrus a critical early loan.
“Sincere thanks to Seedco for all the help you provided,” said L’Hoste Citrus owners Lester and Linda L’Hoste. “Hurricane Katrina took so much and you guys stepped up to help us while we were hurting.”
For more information on loans, please contact us at one of our three Seedco Financial offices in Louisiana:
- Baton Rouge: (504) 520-5727
- Belle Chasse (Fisheries Assistance Center): (504) 392-2454
- New Orleans: (504) 293-5550
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