BRAC Announces Statewide Economic Development Summit Presented by Entergy

BRAC Announces Statewide Economic Development Summit Presented by Entergy
State’s regional EDO’s convene second annual event


Baton Rouge, La. (February 14, 2017) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced that, in collaboration with the state’s regional economic development organizations, the second annual Statewide Economic Development Summit presented by Entergy will be held on Tuesday, April 11.

The Summit will take place at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center in Baton Rouge from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., and will feature keynote presentations by Governor John Bel Edwards, Greg Burkart of Duff & Phelps, Roberto Gallardo, Ph.D., of Mississippi State University Extension, and Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development Don Pierson. The event lineup will also include additional presentations and panels.

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, which includes continental breakfast and lunch, is $90. Discounted room rates at the Crowne Plaza of $99 are available for event attendees; call 225-930-1030 and use the group code BRA.

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

The event is presented by Entergy. Premier sponsors include NRG Energy, Taylor Porter, Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association, and Louisiana Economic Development. Supporting sponsors include One Acadiana, Lafayette Economic Development Authority, Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, South Louisiana Economic Council, and the Louisiana Regional Leadership Council. Economic development partner sponsors include GNO, Inc., and the North Louisiana Economic Partnership. Promotional support is provided by Biz New Orleans and the Baton Rouge Business Report.


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, mid-sized 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

As the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s Art Director, Christy communicates visually the organization’s brand identity and messaging.

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