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Lost Local Dollars – The Impact of 2020 Events on Capital Region Tax Revenue

While it isn’t news that the pandemic has negatively affected businesses in Baton Rouge, it is important to consider secondary effects of the economic downturn, which will impact everyone’s day-to-day lives.

On Work Search, Governor Edwards is Right

When the Governor’s stay at home order went into place in March, it waived the usual requirement that unemployment insurance claimants show proof they are searching for a job while collecting benefits. As of early August, Governor Edwards’ has reinstated the requirement. That was the right move.

Phase III in Louisiana

As of Friday, September 11, 2020, the state of Louisiana has entered Phase III – shorthand for the last in a three-stage commerce reopening process from the White House’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, which was released in April.

August New Investors

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BRAC welcomes its newest investors and thanks them for their support driving economic development in the region.

Hit Hard by the Pandemic: Baton Rouge’s Black-Owned Businesses

In June, BRAC made a commitment to address racial disparities and focus on economic inclusion in the Capital Region, which included a pledge to focus on issues facing Black-owned businesses in Baton Rouge.

The $33 Million Weekly Gap: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Insurance in the Capital Region

As the pandemic and the resultant economic shutdown presses on, the number of unemployed workers in the United States remains higher than ever.

July New Investors

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BRAC welcomes its newest investors and thanks them for their support driving economic development in the region.

Help Wanted: Navigating a Post COVID-19 Employment Landscape in the Capital Region

In recent months, COVID-19 has spurred many organizations to quickly shift their employment landscape.

School in the Time of COVID-19: How will the Region’s Public Schools Teach this Year?

Lack of childcare is an economic threat. With schools closed, parents who must return to work are faced with the unexpected, and sometimes unbearable, expense of alternative childcare.

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