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 below.

Incentives to Become Certified

  • Opportunity to strengthen your business
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Networking Opportunities

Reciprocal 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