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June Young Professional Spotlight
The Economic Impact of Amazon in Baton Rouge
BRAC joined Amazon and local and state officials in celebrating the company’s announcement of a new robotics fulfillment center in Baton Rouge on June 16.
Why Ending Enhanced Unemployment is the Logical Choice
As the state and local governments ended practically all pandemic-related masking and capacity restrictions over the last few months, the federal enhancement to unemployment has remained. This guaranteed that unemployed residents earned $547 weekly, as opposed to the typical weekly Louisiana unemployment benefit of $247.
Capitol 411: BRAC’s Legislative Wrap Up
The 2021 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature was a clear success for economic development in the Capital Region, with BRAC notching more major legislative wins than in any session of recent history.
Broad and Sweeping Bipartisan Progress a Hallmark of the 2021 Session Achievements
The 2021 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature was a clear success for economic development in the Capital Region, perhaps more than in any legislative session of recent history if they become law. Moreover, when taken in combination with tort reform passage in 2020, Louisiana is taking major strides to being more competitive for economic growth.
BRAC Supports Ending Federal Unemployment Enhancements to Incentivize Return to Work
BRAC announced on June 3 its Board of Directors has adopted a policy position calling on state leaders to end the federal unemployment enhancement payments before their planned expiration in September.