BRAC Announces Agenda for 2019 Statewide Economic Development Summit presented by Entergy

Bruce Katz, author of The New Localism, to serve as keynote speaker

BATON ROUGE, La. (October 9, 2019) — The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced the agenda for the upcoming Statewide Economic Development Summit presented by Entergy, to be held on October 22-23, at L’Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge. The full agenda is available at

Presentations from national and local speakers will spotlight best practices and big ideas for the future of economic development, with keynote presentations including “Economic Development in the Age of the New Localism”; “Accelerating Inclusive Entrepreneurship: The Opportunity and Challenge”; and “Federal Trade Myths and their Impact on Louisiana’s Economy.” The Summit will also feature a Gubernatorial Candidate Forum presented by Cornerstone Government Affairs, a business panel of athletes turned entrepreneurs, a networking reception, and more.

Event registration is available at Registration for the two-day Summit, which includes the Gubernatorial Candidate Forum, keynote presentations, and breakout sessions, is $260 for an individual ticket and $2,600 for a table of ten. Discounted room rates at L’Auberge Casino Hotel of $109 are available for event attendees on Tuesday, October 22; call 1-866-261-7777 and use the group code RBRC19.

The Summit is presented by Entergy. Venue sponsor is L’Auberge Casino Hotel. Keynote sponsor is Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance. Premier sponsors include Taylor Porter, Neighbors Federal Credit Union, and LED. Networking sponsors include Transformyx and Rural Jobs Coalition. Promotional sponsors include Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, Biz – Northwest Louisiana, and Louisiana Life Magazine. Supporting sponsors include Savage Services, SWLA Economic Development Alliance, EATEL, SLEC, GNO, Inc , One Acadiana, LEDA, NLEP, Port of South Louisiana, and LIDEA.

The Gubernatorial Candidate Forum powered by the SoLA Super Region Committee is presented by Cornerstone Government Affairs. Contributing sponsor is United Way of Southeast Louisiana.

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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