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BRAC’s 2019 Project of the Year: Pennington’s Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
BRAC’s 2019 Project of the Year was bestowed on Pennington Biomedical Research Center for its new Bariatric and Metabolic Institute. The Project of the Year Award is presented to an economic development project win that positions the Capital Region at the next level through job creation, capital expenditures, expansion of an industry sector, or long-term impact on the regional economy and brand.
June New Investors
BRAC welcomes its newest investors and thanks them for their support driving economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area.
Protecting Your Business from COVID: New Exposure Liability Laws
Phase Two is here in earnest with more businesses open and many more making plans to open in the near future. As we have seen with the recent hotspots in the Capital Region and around the country, COVID-19 is still here and can cause issues for businesses reopening.
In Louisiana, the CARES Act Gets a Second Chance to Support Small Businesses Via the Main Street Recovery Grant Program
Louisiana’s regular legislative session, which ended June 1, has yielded additional federal financial support for small business recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.
BRAC’s Next Phase of Recovery Initiatives
From the earliest stages of the COVID-19 pandemic through today, our team at BRAC has demonstrated extraordinary energy and focus, providing guidance, resources, and information to the region’s business community.
Summer Camp in the Capital Region
As Phase II of the reopening of the economy begins and many residents prepare to transition from remote work back into the office, it is more critical than ever to the Capital Region economy to ensure the broadest possible access to childcare for their employees with families, including the summer care industry.
The Importance of Connecting Black-Owned Businesses to PPP
In responding to the pandemic, the federal government passed trillions of dollars of legislation, which included a combined $660 billion for a small business program called the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Live Capitalized: Here Comes Summer
Now that warm weather is officially upon us, it’s time to discover the many ways to have a fun and safe socially distant summer!