BRAC’s Business Intelligence Team Announces Riverbend Research Firm

Standalone analysis and consulting firm now accepting new clients

BATON ROUGE, La. (February 7, 2023) — The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today launched Riverbend Research, an offshoot of its Business Intelligence department. Riverbend Research is a standalone analysis and consulting firm conducting research for private and public clients. More information regarding the firm can be found at

“Our goal with Riverbend is to make research more accessible,” said Andrew Fitzgerald, BRAC Senior Vice President of Business Intelligence and lead researcher for Riverbend Research. “Smart business decisions are backed in clear, concise analysis and research, and we want businesses of all sizes and industries to be afforded that information. Our clients come to us with a range of needs on various subjects, including economic, demographic, workforce and other industry-specific topics, and we are committed to solving their research questions.” 

Riverbend Research, led by Andrew Fitzgerald and Jake Polansky, provides fee-for-service custom research to organizations across the Gulf South at a cost-effective rate. The firm works with organizations interested in labor market research, economic impact modeling, demographic and economic data, general research, and consulting. 

The group has established a client base spanning Louisiana and neighboring states, including projects based in Baton Rouge, Monroe, St. Tammany, Biloxi and more. Clients have included public and private entities, such as CSRS, Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, and WHLC Architecture. 

The firm is now accepting new clients. Interested organizations can learn more and submit project requests at

About Riverbend Research 

Riverbend Research is a Baton Rouge-based analysis and consulting firm providing research services to clients across Louisiana. Riverbend Research’s main purpose is to help bridge information gaps for private and public sector entities – whether it’s through labor market research, measuring the economic impact of a project on the community, or determining the feasibility of a business plan. Learn more about Riverbend Research at

About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber  

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) is an aggressively ambitious regional economic development organization with a bias for action. BRAC seeks to push Baton Rouge beyond the status quo, unleash its potential, and support a vibrant business community that believes the finish line does not exist. BRAC seeks to accelerate economic opportunity in the Baton Rouge Area, for everyone, through BRING IT! Baton Rouge, its five-year, regional strategic plan. Learn more about BRAC at


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