What is an eligible company for the Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative?

A Louisiana-based, rural small business that is past the start-up phase, has not yet reached maturity and is poised for future growth. Typically, these are second-stage growth companies with annual revenues of $600,000 to $50,000,000 that employ between five and 99 employees and have demonstrated the desire, ability and capacity to grow. A rural business is located in a city with less than 50,000 in population.