Progress by the numbers
Economic Inclusion Progress
CREATE A MORE INCLUSIVE ECONOMY
The ability of the Baton Rouge Area to advance economic growth across the parishes hinges on its commitment to inclusive opportunities for all people in the region. These commitments include efforts to support the successful creation of minority- and women-owned businesses, reinvesting in its underserved communities and elevating the region’s commitment to diversity and inclusion practices in the workplace.
0MAttract $100 million of private investment into disinvested communities.
DISINVESTED COMMUNITIES FOCUS
The migration patterns in the Baton Rouge Area are increasing economic inequality between its parishes. Over time, the inequality can proliferate generational poverty, contribute to lower graduation rates and higher incarcerations rates, and even shorter life expectancies. Attracting $100 million of private dollars to reinvest and redevelop the Baton Rouge Area’s most underserved communities will enhance the region’s overall vibrancy while bringing greater economic opportunity to its residents. BRAC will develop a way to track investment into disinvested communities, including the creation of a for-profit redevelopment fund, expanding the Baton Rouge Procurement Opportunity Partnership Program, facilitating a minority business accelerator, and more.
PROGRESS ON PRIORITIES
Under each of BRAC’s four focus areas, high-level strategic priorities were identified to achieve the large goals, then metrics of success were recommended for each priority to help track progress.
In this dashboard, you will find progress reports on those recommended metrics.
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identifies a measure of progress on a BRING IT! strategic plan initiative
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measure is improving when compared with selected baseline year
measure is not improving when compared with selected baseline year
measure is similar to selected baseline year or measure trend has mixed implications for the economy
ACCELERATE MINORITY AND WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES
Support the creation and growth of minority and women-owned businesses.
DRIVE INVESTMENT INTO NEIGHBORHOODS IN NEED
Advance reinvestment and redevelopment within our underserved communities.
BOOST DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE
Elevate our region’s commitment to diversity and inclusion practices in regional businesses.