Nicholls receives $3.5 million grant to establish new business center

THIBODAUX, La. — The Office of Community Development has announced a $3.5 million grant to establish a Bayou Region Incubator at Nicholls State University.

The grant is a part of the Louisiana Community Development Block Grant CARES Act Program (CDBG-CV).

“This grant will cement Nicholls State University as the economic heart of the Bayou Region. We expect the Bayou Region Incubator will produce everything from coastal solutions to innovative ideas in technology, healthcare and more,” Nicholls President Dr. Jay Clune said. “Rebuilding our coast is more than physical land. It’s rebuilding the quality of life. And the Bayou Region Incubator will sprout businesses and generate jobs that will only augment the unique character of South Louisiana.”

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