MISSION: The Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center (LA BEOC) is dedicated to improving the ability of Louisiana businesses and non-profits to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and human-caused disasters, and to maintain the stability, resilience and economic recovery of their communities.

LA BEOC provides disaster-specific communications from GOHSEP to industry associations and almost 2,200 registered member organizations to coordinate private-sector businesses and nonprofit organizations. It connects those who need resources with Louisiana resource providers during response and recovery from an emergency or disaster event.

LA BEOC is open to any Louisiana business or organization, and there is no cost to join.

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The LA BEOC is located in Abdalla Hall (635 Cajundome Boulevard, Lafayette, 70506) in the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Research Park.

The facility also serves as the alternate State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in the event the primary SEOC located in Baton Rouge is incapacitated or unable to activate due to a disaster requiring the evacuation of the Baton Rouge area.

Co-located with LA BEOC is the National Incident Management Systems and Advanced Technologies Institute (NIMSAT), the UL Lafayette Emergency Operations Center (EOC), the Center for Business & Information Technologies (CBIT), the National Science Foundation Center for Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI) and the Informatics Research Institute (IRI). LA BEOC also has connectivity to the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI).


The LA BEOC Portal is designed and developed by the NIMSAT Institute under the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP)


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