BRAC Launches 2021 Economic Outlook Survey

Findings to be used for business planning and forecasting 

Baton Rouge, La. (October 12, 2020) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today opened its 2021 economic outlook survey and invites the Capital Region business community to participate. Responses will be compiled in BRAC’s 2021 Economic Outlook, a decision-making tool for the organization and businesses throughout the nine-parish region. The survey will remain open through Monday, October 26, at

“With the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping our state, BRAC’s 2021 Economic Outlook is more important than ever as a critical decision support resource for businesses in the Capital Region,” said Adam Knapp, BRAC’s president & CEO. “And with each response to the economic outlook survey, the tool is only made stronger. Widespread participation is crucial in ensuring clear results, in turn making the Outlook more helpful for all Baton Rouge Area companies.” 

This year questions specific to COVID-19 have been included in the survey to better gauge the pandemic’s economic impact on the regional business community. 

BRAC’s Economic Competitiveness team began producing the annual Economic Outlook in 2007. Since its inception, the report has become the market standard for annual regional economic data.  

The 2021 Economic Outlook will be delivered virtually on December 3 at 10 a.m. The presentation will offer insights, analysis and a forecast of the Capital Region’s economy for the upcoming year. Additional details and registration for the free event will be made available at in the coming weeks. The report will also be published online at

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 1,400 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


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