Spotlight Louisiana is an event held annually to recognize the members of the LED Growth Network. Companies in this network are known as second-stage growth companies. The event seeks to recognize Louisiana’s second-stage growth companies that have utilized LED resources to accelerate their growth and create new jobs.
Spotlight Louisiana 2020
The third annual Spotlight Louisiana event was held Thursday, September 17, 2020 virtually due to COVID-19. The LED Growth Network now consists of more than 425 companies that collectively represent $3.3 billion in annual sales and more than 15,600 FTE employees. At the 2020 Spotlight Louisiana event, ten companies were honored with the distinction of being a Louisiana Growth Leader. You can read about the 2020 Growth Leaders HERE.
Spotlight Louisiana 2019
LED is built upon the success of the inaugural event and formed Spotlight Louisiana into an annual event that continued to recognize the LED Growth Network and select individual members for their achievements, while encouraging peer-to-peer support among network members.
The inaugural reception recognized the Inaugural Leading a Resilient Organization retreat group. But at Spotlight Louisiana 2019, LED recognized a select group of LED Growth Network companies for their outstanding economic, philanthropic and potential future contributions to the state of Louisiana and their communities. Those companies received the honor of being recognized at Spotlight 2019 with the new distinction of being Louisiana Growth Leaders.
Inaugural Spotlight Louisiana 2018
The inaugural Spotlight Louisiana event was held on March 22, 2018 at the Old Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge. Mr. Dan Wyant, president and COO of the Edward Lowe Foundation, provided the keynote address. It recognized more than 275 LED Growth Network companies that collectively represent in excess of $2 billion in annual gross sales and 10,000 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) employees.
To view highlights of the inaugural Spotlight Louisiana, see the various videos below.