LED Veteran Small Business Program Resources

Louisiana Economic Development is proud to support our Louisiana veterans through unique business assistance programs that are designed to help former military servicemembers and their families launch, manage and grow their own businesses.

The Veterans First Business Initiative allows veterans, active-duty or reserve military, or Gold Star spouses to be promoted on a searchable database that increases visibility to potential customers. Visit LAVeteransFirst.org to get certified and listed.

Louisiana’s Veteran Initiative helps eligible veteran-owned and service-connected disabled-veteran-owned small businesses access state purchasing and contracting opportunities. Visit OpportunityLouisiana.com/Veteran-Initiative for eligibility guidelines and registration.

The Pathway to Assist Veteran Entrepreneurs (PAVE) program provides tools for Louisiana veterans to start or manage a business through virtual classes. Visit OpportunityLouisiana.com/PAVE to learn more.

The Veterans Program Social Toolkit contains graphics and messaging about each of these programs that you can share and promote directly on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.