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      RS 51:2376     


            NOTE: Terminates on June 30, 2023. See R.S. 51:2377.

§2376. Duties and objectives; reporting

            The duties and objectives of the members of the council shall include but are not limited to the following:

            (1) Continual research and development of recommendations with regard to regulatory and licensing issues.

            (2) Continual research and development of recommendations with regard to access to capital strategies which directly impact the rate of entrepreneurship and small business growth.

            (3) Development of a report on the state of small business in Louisiana and a report on the department's small business programs, including but not limited to the following:

            (a) The number of small businesses operating in Louisiana and a geographic breakdown of the number of small businesses by economic development region.

            (b) Demographic information on small business ownership in Louisiana.

            (c) A full accounting of the small business resources available in Louisiana in the categories of technical assistance, networking, access to capital, incentives, and state government procurement opportunities.

            (d) A catalog of all services provided by the department and its small business services partners, and for each program the number of businesses served, relevant performance metrics, and recommendations for improvement, if any.

            (e) The report shall be developed annually and shall be provided to the legislature at least sixty days prior to the start of the regular legislative session.

            Acts 2018, No. 327, §1.

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