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"I-20 Top 20" Businesses in North Louisiana

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RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Entrepreneurs from along the I-20 corridor got a chance of a lifetime tonight to present their products and business plans to a room of potential investors and bankers.

These small businesses are part of the I-20 Corridor Regional Accelerator program, and tonight they were showcased at the "I-20 Top 20" business forum.

Christian Dunn is a student at Louisiana Tech and the founder of Salute. The business accelerator has helped his business go to the next level.

Cathy Wyatt is a coordinator for the accelerator program. She says this is a tool to get investors to invest and people to buy into ideas that should stay in North Louisiana.

The accelerator program has been credited with making businesses successful all along the I-20 Corridor.

One of those business is Red River Beer out of Shreveport. Their 3 year plan was turned into a 15 month plan because of the program.

The accelerator program is always looking for people in north louisiana with innovative ideas and who plan to start a small business.
    
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