Louisiana District Export Council
The Louisiana District Export Council (LDEC) was recently chosen for The District Export Council of the Year award during the 2022 Annual Export Conference in Washington D.C.
The Louisiana District Export Council (LDEC) is a non-profit, private-sector advisory board whose mission is to grow Louisiana’s economy by boosting U.S. exports. Appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, LDEC members are some of Louisiana’s most experienced export executives.
LDEC convenes international trade-related programming around the state to help position Louisiana companies for success in the global market. LDEC also educates stakeholders about the importance of trade to Louisiana, communicates crucial trade-related information to the Louisiana business community, and offers scholarships for Louisiana companies to select export-themed events. LDEC cultivates the next generation of Louisiana exporters by sponsoring an internship program for undergraduates.
Closely affiliated with the U.S. Commerce Department, LDEC is one of 60 District Export Councils around the country that support and amplify the U.S. government’s export promotion efforts. LDEC works in partnership with the International Trade Administration’s office in Louisiana, the U.S. Commercial Service New Orleans.