The Bayou Region Incubator will provide technical assistance, financial advisory services and material support to existing and aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses, with a specific focus on those operating within the Lafourche, St. Mary and Terrebonne parish Bayou Region. As an additional area of emphasis, BRI will focus on developing businesses, techniques and new technologies to assist the Bayou Region — and coastal environments everywhere — adapt to existing and future disaster and climate change-induced risks.
The mission of Bayou Region Incubator, Inc. (BRI) is to grow and support a diverse, sustainable and inclusive economy in the Bayou Region through entrepreneurship and small business development of industries addressing Louisiana’s coastal crisis.
Our vision is an economically thriving and inclusive community that is on the innovative forefront of Louisiana’s coastal and water crisis where entrepreneurs emerge, jobs are created and businesses thrive.
We approach all aspects of our work, our behavior and our team in accordance with our values:
- Representative: We are dedicated to ensuring that the participants, leadership and beneficiaries are reflective of the Bayou Region’s greatest strength, it’s people. By way of race, gender and other important measures, our outcomes will represent opportunity for all people in the Bayou Region.
- Collaborative: Our success is driven by our ability to build relationships, break silos and connect across teams, functions and geographies. We believe that diverse skill sets can be leveraged for greater efficacy impact and regional prosperity.
- Inclusive: We are committed to equity at all levels of the organization. We respect and value people of all backgrounds. Together, we create a more equal workplace and world.
- Integrity: We act with sound moral judgement, honesty and transparency in service to the Bayou Region community.
- Rigor: We take a logical and data-driven approach to decision making and measure our effectiveness using quantifiable outcomes and metrics.
- Outcome-Driven: We are dedicated to enterprises whose value add is environmentally and economically advantageous to the Bayou Region. We take ownership for the quality of our individual work but also take pride in what we deliver as a team; our focus is on a thriving Bayou Region
For more information contact:
Kevin Pitts, Director
Office Address: 322 Audubon Avenue, Thibodaux, LA 70301
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2191 Thibodaux, LA 70310
Jenny Schexnayder, Coastal Program Manager
Office of Coastal Support
Nicholls State University