The nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, encompassing Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes boasts a combination of geographic, economic, political and workforce assets that consistently land it among the top-performing regions in the country.

  • Proximity and accessibility to multimodal transportation options
    • Interstate systems I-10, I-12, I-55
    • U.S. Highways 190 and 65
    • Three class one railroads
    • Deep water access through the Port of Greater Baton Rouge
  • Low overall business and living costs
  • Competitive business tax structure
  • Local universities and colleges
    • Louisiana State University
    • Southern University
    • Baton Rouge Community College
    • River Parishes Community College
  • Acclaimed health care institutions

For more information and a tailored conversation on why the Baton Rouge Area is the right location for your company, contact BRAC’s business development team.


Target Industries

Chemicals and New Energy Production:
Existing infrastructure and labor pool position the region for facility expansions and retooling for the abundant natural gas feedstock.

Advanced Shared Services:
High quality of life, low cost of living and affordable labor continue to make the region attractive for back office and other technical support services.

Fabricated Structural Materials:
The Southern United States continues to be a prime location of U.S.-based manufacturing because of comparatively low labor costs and minimal union presence.

Technical Research and Consulting:
Innovative industries and a strong university presence have organically created unique partnership opportunities for science and engineering.

Software Development:
State emphasis on software development has led to recent marquee wins. Computer software applications is one of the fastest growing industries nationally.