4 PILLARS COLORCODED_DIVERSIFY INDUSTRY
Industry Diversification Progress

DIVERSIFY OUR INDUSTRY BASE & JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Diverse economies provide various career opportunities across many industry sectors and are also better suited to weather times of economic disruption. The path to economic diversification is paved by greater support for local entrepreneurs and existing businesses. 

Our GOAL

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Grow 500 new jobs in emerging sectors.
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EMERGING SECTOR FOCUS

Economic growth in the Baton Rouge Area has been moderate over the past decade, and recent growth has been concentrated in the construction sector. Adding 500 new jobs in our emerging sectors over the next five years will signal a strong shift toward economic diversification. 

PROGRESS TO GOAL

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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. 

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LEVEL UP ENTREPRENEURS AND EXISTING BUSINESS

Proactively help Baton Rouge Area businesses increase growth opportunities. 

GROW EMERGING INDUSTRY SECTORS

Develop a business, industry, academic and government collaborative cluster group to strengthen the region’s awareness, knowledge, and attractiveness in targeted emerging sectors. 

SHIFT BUSINESS ATTRACTION INTO HYPERDRIVE

Amplify our voice and approach to drive business investment in the Baton Rouge Area. 

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