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Corridors OF POWER: An Economic Development Atlas 
The Top Utilities of 2019 help companies and communities map out the journey to success.
Learning From the Top in Louisiana

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) is expanding its statewide network of Small and Emerging Business Development Roundtables provided through the Small and Emerging Business Development, or SEBD, Program. Sessions began in July and August for the innovative peer-to-peer learning program that brings together 10 to 15 business leaders of small and emerging businesses for a yearlong experience of collaborative learning and problem solving.
US Small Business Administration
SBA Awards Grants to 24 Organizations to Support Small Business Innovation and R&D Commercialization

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration granted 24 awards up to $125,000 per recipient in FY 2019 under its Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. FAST’s objective is to improve outcomes for underrepresented entrepreneurs in SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs and increase participation for women-owned, rural-based, and socially and economically disadvantaged firms. 

Case Studies


A proposed higher education partnership makes Lafayette an ideal home for CGI’s technology center as the company adapts to onshoring trends.

Seizing growing natural gas market, Sasol creates Louisiana's largest manufacturing project with gas-to-liquid and ethane cracker complex.
Partnership with local universities creates pipeline of talent and attracts IT leader to National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City.
Assistance with high level marketing research through Economic Gardening has allowed Step-Ko to improve its day-to-day business operations and enhance product design.