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September Ambassador Spotlight

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Meet Jasmine H. Paul

FuturePAC Poll on CATS Renewal Finds Strong Support

Baton Rouge, La. (September 16, 2021) – Today, FuturePAC released the full summary of a poll conducted on the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) millage renewal by JMC Analytics and Polling August 19-22, 2021, among 400 households considered likely voters in East Baton Rouge Parish. The poll found a strong majority of voters (57%) favored the renewal. The full summary is attached.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Facts

Last Thursday, the White House released a new COVID-19 action plan. This plan includes an executive order instructing OSHA to develop a rule requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or to require unvaccinated workers to produce a negative test result at least weekly.

Small Business Series Recap – Preparing Your Business for a Successful Transition

On Thursday, August 12, BRAC launched the first in a series of webinars, Planning Beyond the Pandemic, targeted towards a critical audience in Louisiana: privately-owned businesses held by those of the baby boomer generation.

BRAC’s September 9 COVID Brief: BRAC Releases Economic Indicator Dashboard for Capital Region

Baton Rouge, La. (September 9, 2021) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today released its monthly economic indicator dashboard that examines and analyzes the state of the regional economy. This month’s dashboard also includes data specifically related to the economic impact of Hurricane Ida on the Capital Region. Current and archived dashboards are available online at brac.org/recovery.

August New Investors

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BRAC welcomes its newest investors and thanks them for their support by driving economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area.

BRAC Releases Final Analysis of Hurricane Ida Impact Survey

BATON ROUGE, La. (September 2, 2021) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today released an analysis of responses to its Hurricane Ida business impact survey. The survey collected responses from 163 regional businesses between Tuesday and today at noon.

Resource To Find Gas Stations and Track Outages

BRAC reached out to management at the Gas Buddy app on Tuesday. They confirmed that their fuel-price-search app has activated a disaster-area service that allows users in Louisiana and Mississippi to find gas stations with fuel, diesel and power. The app is free. We encourage residents to take time to update outage data as stores run out or reopen, so that everyone in the community has visibility of available fuel locations. Download the Gas Buddy app from your App Store, or learn more at https://www.gasbuddy.com/. Once you add your location, the outage information will automatically appear for each station.

BRAC Releases Preliminary Analysis of Hurricane Ida Impact Survey

BATON ROUGE, La. (September 1, 2021) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today released a preliminary analysis of responses to its Hurricane Ida business impact survey. The survey is available at brac.org/prepare and will close at noon on Thursday, September 2.

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