Louisiana Advisory Boards

Governed by board members representing major economic groups and gubernatorial appointees, LED’s Board of Commerce & Industry meets bimonthly and advises on applications for tax incentive programs, including Enterprise Zone, Industrial Tax Exemption, Quality Jobs and Restoration Tax Abatement

Governed by board members representing a variety of state stakeholders in international commerce, the Louisiana Board of International Commerce (LaBIC) serves as the state of Louisiana’s authority to advance the state’s international commerce initiatives. The board meets on a quarterly basis and implements the state strategy to enhance Louisiana’s competitive position in the global marketplace by attracting foreign and domestic investment and by enhancing the state’s trade-based economy.

Led by a board of directors appointed by the governor, LEDC reviews and administers financial assistance programs, including Small Business Loan, Micro Loan, Contract Loan, Venture Capital Match, Minority Venture Capital Match, Venture Capital Co-Investment, Louisiana Seed Capital Investment, BIDCO Investment, Specialty BIDCO Investment and Economic Development Award Program. These programs are designed to help small businesses gain access to capital, loan guarantees and loan participations.

The Louisiana Military Advisory Council was formed to provide a forum for issues concerning the installations and units of the Armed Forces located in Louisiana and the military and retired military personnel and their families who reside in Louisiana. They are responsible for formulating goals and objectives to enhance cooperation, coordination, communication, and understanding among the military, United States Department of Defense, the Louisiana Congressional Delegation, the communities in the state interfacing with the military, and state and local government agencies.

Led by a board of directors appointed by the governor and by small business organizations and service providers, the LSBEC was established to identify issues pertinent to the operation of small businesses and advise the department and the governor on issues affecting the competitiveness of small businesses in Louisiana. The council will advise the department on strategies to cultivate small business competitiveness and strengthen entrepreneurship throughout the state.

For additional information such as past meeting minutes and notes, board member information, rules and bylaws, please visit the Boards and Commissions section of the Division of Administration's website.