The Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center (LABEOC) is a joint partnership between the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Louisiana Economic Development, and the NIMSAT Institute at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The LABEOC supports the coordination of activities and resources of businesses and volunteer organizations in Louisiana and across the nation as well as with the public sector to improve response, improve self-sufficiency, reduce reliance on FEMA and other federal assistance in order to maximize business, industry and economic stabilization, returning the business environment to normal operations as quickly as possible.
A Public/Private Partnership and Information Sharing Portal to:
- Establish a Common Operating Picture and
- Support State disaster recovery when public resources are exhausted.
The LABEOC is a RESOURCE that enables Businesses to
- Provide Information
- Obtain Information
- Identify Requirements
- Provide Resources
Louisiana Economic Development and 40 business leaders and industry trade associations, as well as representatives from the Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters are stakeholders in the LABEOC. Developed and managed by the NIMSAT Institute, the LABEOC portal integrates advanced interactive communications technologies to send real-time alerts and notifications to facilitate 2 way communication of critical information between the public and private sector stakeholders.