Louisiana Economic Development (LED) honored our Co-Owner and Co-Founder Jim Blazek Jr and Leaaf Environmental for their outstanding contributions to the local community and state, as a 2023 Louisiana Growth Leader at the sixth annual Spotlight Louisiana event on April 20th, 2023 held at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.

Jim Blazek, LED

Jim Blazek LED Growth Leader

“Leaaf Environmental’s commitment to our clients to help them minimize environmental risk is what has helped us to become a Louisiana Growth Leader. We are a trailblazer in environmental risk management, and our expansion and success in recent years demonstrate our dedication to providing the most professional solutions to our clients.” – Jim Blazek Jr.

As an Honored Leader, we will join an accomplished group of Louisiana businesses under the LED Growth Network. Through this esteemed network, we will continue to have access to strategic business resources that benefit both the organization and the state of Louisiana.

“This year’s honorees have truly earned the title of leader through their continued support for economic and job growth statewide,” LED Secretary Don Pierson said. “These honorable business leaders have prevailed during challenging times, while still forging the way for a better economy for our state. I appreciate their continuous efforts and look forward to seeing their ongoing success.”

Through this esteemed network, Leaaf will continue to have access to strategic business resources that benefit both the organization and the state of Louisiana. Among these are customized leadership retreats, strategic research, networking, peer learning, and mentorship opportunities as well as additional technical assistance with the goal of accelerating the growth of Louisiana’s economy.

Louisiana Growth Leaders are selected by a statewide panel of economic development professionals that evaluate applications on a wide variety of criteria including growth, strategy, innovation, philanthropy, leadership, and company culture.

“This group of business leaders is a true representation of Louisiana’s dynamic small business community,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said. “The companies and business leaders being honored are committed to building the state’s economy while also strengthening their local communities.  It is businesses like these that make Louisiana such a great place to live and do business.”

About the LED Growth Network:  Launched in 2017, the LED Growth Network provides continued access to strategic business resources and growth opportunities. The Network is constantly growing both in terms of new companies and additional resources designed to accelerate growth.  The Network currently consists of about 630 companies that represent more than 21,700 full-time equivalent employees and generate over $4 billion in annual sales.

To read more about LED and the other growth leaders, please visit: https://lnkd.in/gR-HaRFX


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