Louisiana Economic Development
These programs are administered by Louisiana Economic Development through the Louisiana Economic Development Corporation. For additional information on these programs, please contact LEDC at 225-342-5675.
Economic Gardening Initiative
Provides customized core business strategies, market research, qualified sales leads and improved internet and technology tailored to your growing needs.
Certification program offers greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities at the state government level.
Small & Emerging Business Development Program
Provides for developmental assistance, including entrepreneurial training, marketing, computer skills, accounting, legal and industry-specific assistance.
Small Business & Loan Guaranty Program
Provides loan guarantees to banks and other small business lenders in association with the SSBCI ranging from $5,000 to $1.5 million.
Helps veteran-owned and service-connected disabled veteran-owned small businesses gain greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities at the state level.