TECH BY 20 exists to support the development of a vibrant technology ecosystem along the I-20 corridor of North Louisiana.
TECH BY 20 is by a membership based association of businesses, non-profits and educational institutions that support this mission. It is a program of the North Louisiana Economic Partnership, which believes TECH BY 20 can play an integral role in the transition of our regional economy to a knowledge-based economy.
We help recruit quality talent and develop regional business and professional connections.
We support and help shape regional technology-focused higher education programs.
We help spark interests among regional youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematic (STEAM) programs.
We help market local technology-focused events, along with marketing our membership's achievements to regional, state and global audiences.
North Louisiana boasts a diverse industry base. Our region is home to the headquarters of the third largest telecom carrier, CenturyLink, as well as significant healthcare facilities and regional banking centers, all of which need reliable connectivity and are increasingly moving to all things electronic.
Strong incentives offered by the State of Louisiana have supported the rapid growth of companies that innovate. Incentives exist for R&D, technology, digital interactive media development, film production, angel investment and quality jobs, among other critical areas of capital investment.
The Cyber Innovation Center and the National Cyber Research Park, built to support the growing importance cyberspace has on our national security and housed next door to Barksdale Air Force Base.
TECH BY 20 is a coalition of companies that have a common need for technology-skilled talent in North Louisiana. We encourage you to take the time to explore each of our members below, because you may be surprised to discover the wide range of industries we have as influencers and patrons of technology. If you find a company you are interested in, connect with them directly through their profile below.
We join forces with other like-minded organizations, such as CoHab, NELA InfoSec, and AFCEA, to host events that are free to the public. From Monroe and Ruston, to Shreveport and Bossier City, these events attract a number of college students, entrepreneurs, and local professionals, making these events incredible networking opportunities.
Our members meet bi-monthly to discuss and vote on matters of the group, taking place simultaneously in Shreveport and Monroe via videoteleconferencing. Committees may be formed to provide guidance for programs and upcoming events. In addition, as members of TECH BY 20, you are also a member investor of NLEP and can attend their events.
Download the membership application here!