A new Emergency Business Center is up and running. It opened today and is located on LSU's south campus off GSRI Road. The center houses up to 40 businesses and non profits that are critical to sustaining our economy and way of life in times of crisis. The center will also improve disaster preparedness and response as well as reduce reliance on FEMA before and after disasters. State leaders joined with non profits and other organizations to make this new facility a reality. Also unveiled today... Louisiana Earth. In partnership with Google, Louisiana is the first state to have the new technology. Users can log on to locate critical emergency supplies, like gas, ice and sand bags. To try out the new website, visit www.labeoc.com.