Create growth through collaboration.
Louisiana Economic Development’s CEO Roundtables bring together groups of key decision-makers from Louisiana-based small businesses 10 times over the course of a year for collaborative, growth-oriented round table sessions that support a trusting environment in which CEOs can safely explore business and personal issues with the guidance of experienced facilitators.
Participation in the CEO Roundtables provides access to numerous benefits, including peer-to-peer learning through discussion, interaction and the sharing of experiences that allow participants to learn from each other’s achievements and mistakes. CEO Roundtables also provide support through highly qualified facilitators, expert guest speakers and connection to various small business resources.
For consideration, applicants must be a CEO, business owner or key decision maker in the company. The company should typically employ at least five but not more than 100 employees and have an annual revenue between $600,000 and $50,000,000. The company should ideally be in a target industry as identified by LED including: manufacturing, finance and insurance services, administrative services, and emerging industries; it should also deliver products or services to customers outside the company’s local market area or demonstrate the capacity to do so. The company must be organized for profit to perform a lawful, commercially useful function. Additional consideration will be given to companies that demonstrate high growth potential.
- Complete and submit application online between February 1 and March 31.
- LED reviews the application between April 1 and June 15.
- Applicant will be emailed a notification of whether or not they have been accepted during the period of review.
- If applicant is accepted, LED staff member will provide the 10 month roundtable schedule.
- Accepted applicant signs participant agreement committing to attend at least 8 out of 10 roundtable sessions.
The LED team is ready to assist you with the application process. For more information, FAQs and help with your application, visit OpportunityLouisiana.com/CEO-Roundtables.
Business Development Officer,
Small Business Services