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LABI’s Free Enterprise Awards are an opportunity to honor companies and individuals who demonstrate exemplary commitment and contributions to the state’s business climate and their local communities. This year’s NOMINATION DEADLINE is October 15. LABI will recognize honorees during an evening reception on November 11, 2021.

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Awards

  • The Ed Steimel Achievement Award

    Honors long-standing membership in and service to LABI and recognizes individuals who have committed extraordinary time and effort to improve the quality of life in Louisiana.

  • Free Enterprise Champions

    Honors individuals who demonstrate exemplary commitment and contributions to the state’s business climate and their local communities. Categories include BusinesspersonYoung Businessperson (under age 40)

  • Companies of the Year

    Recognizes outstanding achievement among Louisiana companies. Categories include Companies with less than 100 employeesCompanies with More than 100 employees

  • Economic Development Partner(s) of the Year

    This category recognizes exceptional leadership by an economic development or business organization.

  • Workforce Innovator(s) of the Year

    Honors individuals or organizations which have provided substantial innovations or contributions to workforce development in Louisiana. The award recognizes those who have excelled in creating, implementing or supporting a high-caliber education and/or workforce development initiative aligned with closing the employment gap.

  • Manufacturers of the Year

    Recognizes manufacturer growth and community contributions in Louisiana. Categories include Manufacturers with less than 100 employeesManufacturers with More than 100 employees.