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BRAC Publishes Quarterly Regional Job Openings Analysis
Baton Rouge, La. (April 8, 2021) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today published a new regional analysis of job openings and corresponding in-demand skills for growth sectors.
DOTD, Baton Rouge Area Chamber hoping to get more money to fund the widening of I-10
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, along with Baton Rouge Area Chamber is hoping to get more money during session to fund the widening of I-10.
Baton Rouge, New Orleans Business Briefs for April 4, 2021
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is accepting applications through April 22 for its virtual Pathways to Prosperity Fellowship.
SoLA Committee and Super Region Elected Officials Laud Inclusion of Passenger Rail in Biden’s American Jobs Plan
Baton Rouge, La. (April 1, 2021) – The Southeast Super Region (SoLA) Committee and elected officials across the Super Region today released support of the inclusion of city paired passenger rail in President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, a $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure package, and Amtrak’s subsequent announcement of its plans to add routes to up to 160 communities, including passenger rail between the Baton Rouge and New Orleans metros.
Biden infrastructure plan offers hope for Baton Rouge-NOLA commuter rail
Local economic development leaders are applauding the inclusion of $80 billion in President Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure package to expand passenger rail service around the country, as it could be the first step toward funding a long-sought commuter rail line between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Roundup: BRAC webinar / COVID-19 tests / Board of Regents
Small business aid: The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is hosting a webinar April 7 with Dawn Starns McVea, senior state director for the NFIB. McVea will discuss the updates in small business provisions of the latest federal stimulus package and upcoming legislative activity in Louisiana as it relates to small businesses.
Capital Region will get $300M from American Rescue Plan
A new report from the Baton Rouge Area Chamber looks at how the latest federal COVID-19 relief package, the American Rescue Plan, could benefit the Capital Region.