BRAC Announces 2018 Statewide Economic Development Summit Presented by Entergy

BATON ROUGE, La. (October 30, 2017) — The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced that, in collaboration with the state’s regional economic development organizations, it will host the third annual Statewide Economic Development Summit presented by Entergy on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

The day-long Summit will take place at L’Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge, and will be preceded by a networking reception the evening of Monday, February 26. The goal of the Statewide Economic Development Summit is to strengthen the state’s economy through shared ideas and business practices.

The regional economic development organizations convening the Summit include:

  • Baton Rouge Area Chamber
  • Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
  • Greater New Orleans, Inc.
  • Lafayette Economic Development Authority
  • One Acadiana
  • North Louisiana Economic Partnership
  • Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance
  • South Louisiana Economic Council
  • Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance

Event registration is available at Registration for the Summit, which includes continental breakfast and lunch, is $90. Registration for the February 26 networking reception is $10. Discounted room rates at L’Auberge Casino Hotel of $119 are available for event attendees on Monday, February 26; call 1-866-261-7777 and use the group code RBRAC.

Additional event information, including the full event agenda, will be released at  as available.

The event is presented by Entergy. App/tech sponsor is Louisiana Economic Development. Promotional sponsor is Biz New Orleans. Supporting sponsors include Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, GNO, Inc., One Acadiana, and Louisiana Economic Development Authority.

About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, midsize firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at


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