A more inclusive economy leads to a faster growing economy. The core priorities of the this goal are to:
Accelerate minority and women-owned businesses
Drive investment into neighborhoods in need
Boost D&I in the workplace
BRING IT! Big Outcome: Attract $100M of private investment into disinvested communities
Many disparities in the Baton Rouge Area fall along racial and gender lines in concentrated geographic areas. Strategically attracting new investment in these areas will help enhance the region’s overall vibrancy and growth potential.
BRINGI IT! Big Priorities for 2023
To further the goal of creating a more inclusive economy in 2023, BRAC will pursue the following tactics:
- Culminate Year one of Drive Minority Business Accelerator powered by ExxonMobil and welcome cohort 2 to the program.
- Develop a program to link women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses with business opportunities in-line with economic development project wins.
- Complete for-profit redevelopment fund master plan in partnership with Build Baton Rouge, neighborhood organizationations and City-Parish leaders