LED Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

2019-2022 Awards and Rankings

No. 1 Workforce Training  

Business Facilities, 2022
LED FastStart Talent Attraction program was ranked #1 for a record 13 straight years.


Best Entrepreneurship Programs in U.S. 

Edward Lowe Foundation Founders Award, 2022


No. 1 Economic Development Results in the South

Southern Business & Development, 2020

No. 1 Small Business Services

IEDC Gold Award in Entrepreneurship, 2019

No. 1 Small Market of the Year 

Southern Business & Development, 2020
Lake Charles, a record 10 straight years.

No. 1 Major Market of the Year 

Southern Business & Development, 2020
Baton Rouge

No. 2 Workforce Training Program

Area Development, 2020

No. 2 Infrastructure Investment Supporting Economic Development

Site Selection, 2020

No. 2 Economic Development Project in U.S.

Business Facilities, 2020
Global Groundwork Index

Silver Shovel Award for Project Performance

Area Development, 2021 (10th time in 12 years)

No. 2 Top Mid-Sized Metro, Baton Rouge

Site Selection, 2020

No. 3 Best Large Airport - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport 

USA Today, 2021 10 Best Readers' Choice

No. 5 Top Mississippi River Metro, New Orleans 

Site Selection, 2020

No. 6 Speed of Project Permitting

Area Development, 2020

No. 8 Governor's Cup by Project Per Capita

Site Selection, 2020 (11th time in the past 12 years in the Top 10)

No. 8 Energy Availability and Costs

Area Development, 2020