Economic Development 

The Baton Rouge Area has one of the nation’s lowest costs of doing business, the No. 1 state workforce training program in the U.S. and one of the most productive workforces in the Southeast, ultimately providing a favorable business climate for industry success.  

Companies interested in the Baton Rouge Area are encouraged to work with BRAC’s Business Development team. The team offers a suite of concierge services to companies looking to expand or relocate to the Baton Rouge Area. Services include: 

Real Estate & Site Selection

Navigating Taxes & Incentives

Assisting with Workforce Needs

Facilitating Business Connections

Contact our team to get started.

Learn More about Doing Business in the Baton Rouge Area

Target Industries

The Baton Rouge Area offers numerous competitive advantages to its emerging industry sectors of renewables, life sciences, software, and water. Additionally, it maintains strong petrochemical, agribusiness and logistics sectors. 

Talent & Workforce

Home to the state’s flagship university, one of the nation’s top HBCUs, and various workforce training initiatives and institutions, the Baton Rouge Area is poised to fill the workforce pipeline needs of its growing and evolving industry clusters  

Sites & Real Estate

BRAC works collaboratively with local economic development organizations, surrounding parishes, landowners, and the state to ensure a robust suite of site options for any project. 

Operating Costs & Incentives

With low operating costs and favorable tax credits and incentive programs, Louisiana can offer your business a competitive edge. 


The region is located to major access points including two interstates, two major highways, one of the largest ports, class one railroads, and the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. 

Regional Data

Make informed business decisions by utilizing BRAC’s local knowledge of the area. 

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