Louisiana Economic Development (LED) – CEO Roundtables Program

CEO Roundtables brings together groups of key decision makers from Louisiana-based small businesses for collaborative, growth-oriented roundtable sessions in which CEOs can safely explore business and personal issues.


Louisiana Economic Development’s CEO Roundtables bring together groups of 15 to 18 key decision makers from Louisiana-based small businesses 10 times over the course of a year for collaborative, growth-oriented roundtable sessions that support a trusting environment in which CEOs can safely explore business and personal issues with the guidance of experienced facilitators. Participation in the roundtables provides access to numerous benefits, including:

  • Peer-to-peer learning through discussion, interaction and the sharing of experiences that allow participants to learn from each other’s achievements and mistakes.

  • Support through highly qualified facilitators, expert guest speakers and connection to various small business resources.

COVID-19 Update

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, LED will continue to be committed to the safety and growth of each roundtable participant. Roundtable sessions will be delivered virtually via video chat until further notice. We strongly believe that these sessions will equip leaders with the tools, resources, and connections needed to sustain and grow their business, even in uncertain times such as this.

In order to be considered for participation in the CEO Roundtables, a business should meet the criteria described below.

  • Principal Place of Business – The company must have maintained its principal place of business in Louisiana.

  • Annual Revenue – The company should have annual revenue between $600,000 and $50,000,000.

  • Employees – The company should employ at least five but not more than 100 employees.

  • External Markets – The company should deliver products or services to customers outside the company’s local market area or demonstrate the capacity to do so.

  • Lawful Function – The company must be organized for profit to perform a lawful, commercially useful function.

  • Growth – Additional consideration will be given to companies that can demonstrate high growth potential.

  • Participant Profile – Participants must be a CEO, business owner or key decision maker in the company.

  • Retail stores and restaurants are specifically excluded.