Baton Rouge, LA (August 29, 2023) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today released its 2023 legislative and gubernatorial election platform, calling for transformative policy strategies on education, economic development, fiscal policy, infrastructure, sustainability, and crime. The platform outlines seven strategies to address pressing challenges and grow the economy. The full agenda is attached and can be viewed at brac.org/2023-statewide-agenda.
“Louisiana is lagging behind its peer Southern states in both population and job growth, and we cannot continue down this path,” said Adam Knapp, BRAC president & CEO. “This election needs to be about jobs, and we are asking elected officials to enact bold and sweeping policy decisions to correct where the state is headed. Economic development must be at the center of pushing toward new policies. As we look forward to another legislative election, BRAC is excited to introduce a comprehensive and future-focused platform built on fundamental principles and recommendations for our state to increase prosperity and opportunity for all.”
In this election, BRAC urges candidates for legislative and gubernatorial races to adopt this economic agenda for change, and the detailed strategies and recommendations necessary to achieve it.
- Turbocharge Louisiana’s economic development efforts
- Accelerate transportation infrastructure solutions
- Prepare and propel learners into high-wage employment
- Improve the state’s tax climate
- Enhance statewide public safety efforts
- Improve the insurance environment
- Promote cleanliness and beautification and buoy resilience efforts
View the entire agenda and recommendations to achieve these strategies at brac.org/2023-statewide-agenda.
About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) is an aggressively ambitious regional economic development organization with a bias for action. BRAC seeks to push Baton Rouge beyond the status quo, unleash its potential, and support a vibrant business community that believes the finish line does not exist. BRAC seeks to accelerate economic opportunity in the Baton Rouge Area, for everyone, through BRING IT! Baton Rouge, its five-year, regional strategic plan. Learn more about BRAC at brac.org.