Despite presenting unique and evolving challenges, 2020 was also a year in which LED FastStart's consistency and ability to exceed expectations were never more clear.
The organization continued innovating and delivering best-in-class workforce development and talent recruitment support to client companies statewide, as well as acting as a key part of Louisiana's COVID-related response effort.
Due to the noteworthy outcomes the organization helps its client companies to achieve, LED FastStart is a powerful recruiting tool for Louisiana Economic Development (LED). The reputation of LED FastStart as a steadfast partner that delivers results helped bring Amazon and a $9.2 billion renewable fuels complex to Louisiana in 2020.
2020 also saw LED FastStart execute groundbreaking progress for one of its core competencies: training. Louisiana became the first state in the country to install Haas 5-axis machining centers at every community and technical college statewide. As a result of the new pipeline of advanced manufacturing talent streaming out of Louisiana schools, aerospace and aerotech companies are poised to blast off statewide.
LED FastStart helped move Louisiana forward in 2020
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