The Lebanon Enterprise Development (LED) is a three-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that aims to develop Lebanese enterprises and increase jobs for Lebanese citizens.

Lebanon’s private sector is lagging in creating economic opportunities and jobs, particularly for youth and women. Through LED’s activities and impact, USAID aims to advance socioeconomic development, empower youth and women, and spur economic growth and stability.

Who Can Apply to LED

If you have a small, medium, or large Lebanese business that you want to grow, you can apply. Your business can be in almost any sector, including but not limited to agriculture/agro-industry, manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutical, ICT/media, services, tourism/hospitality, trade, and other industries.

The ideal businesses eligible for the LED Project are the ones which:

  • Can show that they will be able to hire more Lebanese citizens with the LED support
  • Know their customers or potential customers
  • Can be supported cost-effectively
  • Are willing and able to cost share.

Why Should You Apply to LED

LED offers you a customized assistance from Lebanese and International business consultants and service providers to identify and solve the problems that are preventing your business from growing. LED focuses on helping you increase your sales to new and existing customers in domestic or export markets, and consequently, grow your business and hire more Lebanese.

The assistance you will get may be any of the following:

  • Identifying new buyers and markets
  • Improving sales and marketing
  • Improving transport, logistics, and distribution
  • Improving or upgrading your product design, packaging, and branding
  • Upgrading your production techniques
  • Enhancing your quality control systems
  • Identifying and organizing new suppliers
  • Upgrading technological innovation
  • Accessing credits and financial sources
  • Improving management practices
  • Improving human resource development
  • Improving knowledge management
  • And other services

How to Apply to LED

If you want to learn more or believe you can benefit from the LED Project to grow your business, submit the LED Contact Form & Expression on this link.

You can also contact the LED team by phone on 01-481291/3, or contact the Berytech support team on

LED Project Profile_Arabic : المعلومات بالعربي 

LED uses a methodology known as the buyer-led approach to guide how it delivers support and achieves impact. LED aims to help enterprises make deals with new and/or existing customers in final markets, whether domestic or export.

As needed, LED helps enterprises identify, engage, and/or organize its suppliers. Demand from the final market, expressed through orders for goods or services produced by clients, fuels enterprises’ growth (increases sales) and can drive enterprises and their suppliers to hire more people.

To help clients grow their sales, LED helps them to identify the problems that stand in the way of new and/or better orders and then provides customized assistance through Lebanese or international consultants, consulting firms, or other business service providers (BSP).

USAID LED business development approach.


LED works throughout Lebanon with a central office in Beirut. Regional business promotion partners will cover Beirut, Mount Lebanon, Bekaa, North, and South Lebanon.

LED’s partners are BIAT (The Business Incubation Association in Tripoli) for North Lebanon and Berytech Foundation for Beirut, Mount Lebanon, Bekaa, and South Lebanon.


Follow us