Louisiana Business Connection is an online platform designed to promote growth and inclusiveness in Louisiana. The new tool will connect major Louisiana business projects with small businesses, as well as minority-owned and disadvantaged business. It will serve as a comprehensive database where large economic drivers and prime contractors can find Louisiana-based small businesses offering services and supplies to meet their needs and requirements.
Louisiana Business Connection will launch in the first quarter of 2017, and will be free and exclusive to companies doing business in Louisiana. The matching platform is modeled upon Louisiana Job Connection, a successful platform that has made over 2.7 million matches between Louisiana employers with qualified job candidates. Before the launch of Louisiana Business Connection in 2017, you can register your small business on Louisiana Job Connection, and be the first to know when the new Business Connection tool goes live.
Once the new tool launches, you will be prompted to add information about your small business that will be used to match against project requirements including product and service offerings, insurance and bonding levels, and training and certifications. This information provides the basis on which your business can be matched with large economic drivers and prime contractors seeking small businesses to provide needed services and supplies.