“We have so much to be proud of in Louisiana and our small business community is among our greatest assets,” Gov. Edwards said. “Each of our Louisiana Growth Leaders began as a small company that experienced success by bringing great products and services to the marketplace. They have persevered through challenges, capitalized on opportunities and represent some of the best of what Louisiana has to offer. I look forward to their continued success in the years to come.”

“It’s my honor to congratulate the 2021 Class of Louisiana Growth Leaders,” Wyant said. “Your organization stands out for leadership, organizational culture and contributions to your communities. As a Growth Leader, you are one of the entrepreneurial engines in the state of Louisiana. I also want to congratulate the entire LED Growth Network. It is our privilege at the Edward Lowe Foundation to serve so many of you alongside LED.”

Created in 2017, the LED Growth Network consists of more than 500 companies from all eight Louisiana regions. Members are second-stage businesses — beyond the startup stage and poised for growth, but not yet mature — and they collectively account for over $3.6 billion in annual sales and represent 17,400 jobs. Louisiana small businesses enter the LED Growth Network by participating in one or more of the department’s programs for second-stage firms, which include strategic research, peer learning, leadership retreats and more.

CBM Technology has been named as one of the 2021 Spotlight Louisiana finalist.

“CBM Technology is a managed IT service provider who provides business technology solutions in the Acadiana and Greater New Orleans area for over 45 years. They believe that every business deserves focused and reliable IT support. With CBM Technology, you will get a team who cares about your business because CBM cares. CBM Technology is backed by a SOC 2 Type 2 Compliance which has an independent, 3rd party review system that ensures that it meets strict security and process requirements. This level of compliance enables clients to trust that their IT network is in good hands and kept secure, which is something CBM pledges when handling their clients’ critical information.

CBM Technology’s unique mix of solutions and hands-on approach provides their clients with the peace of mind. These services include cyber security, cloud services, software development and application integration. CBM Technology’s primary goal is to keep their clients focused on their business by enabling them to work smarter by improving productivity and security. With CBM Technology, you can expect fast, dependable IT support 24/7 with less downtime and disruption and with controlled and predictable costs through strategic budget management.”